July 22, 2014

Natural gas explosion sends up fireball near Hooper

Hooper1A natural gas pipeline ruptured causing a huge fireball around 8:30 this morning in a field about four miles south of Hooper in Dodge County.

Four fire departments from surrounding communities rushed to the scene to help contain the fire.

The gas line was shut off, but the natural gas that escaped continues to burn.

There are no injuries. No buildings were damaged or destroyed.