DeWitt County skies turned red Sunday night when a natural gas pipeline rupture resulted in a huge fire between Cuero and Westhoff.
Reports indicated an Energy Transfer Partners pipeline located near FM 953 and Lindenau Road erupted in fire at about 8 p.m.
Neighbors to the site of the explosion on Lindenau Road told sheriff’s office dispatchers it sounded like a ‘huge explosion.’ Not long after, they reported the fire was so large it was over the top of FM 953. Some estimates had the fire over 100 ft. high. Flames could easily be seen from as far away as Yorktown and Victoria.
Residents in the area began diverting traffic away from the site until law enforcement arrived.
While several homes were evacuated near the area, there were no reports of any injuries near the pipeline rupture.
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View and The Cuero Record.