VIDEO: Lightning strikes Mississippi gas line, causing huge explosion
· Apr 28, 2023 ·

Another day, another industrial/infrastructure accident.

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An apparent lightning strike during a storm ignited product at the Corinth Compressor Station on Kendrick Road around 12:50 a.m. The fire was extinguished around 5 a.m., said Ricky Gibens, Emergency Services Coordinator for Corinth and Alcorn County.

No injuries were reported, and there was no mandatory evacuation, Gibens said. Some residents voluntarily evacuated the area.

Local fire crews worked with pipeline operator TC Energy to put out the flames and shut off valves, he said.

The Columbia Gulf Pipeline stretches 3,367 miles, supplying customers in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky with natural gas.

A similar lightning strike happened 20 years ago.

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