Erie Il

6:03 am
Fri August 16, 2013

No Cause Yet In Pipeline Blast

Credit Courtesy: Connie Huizenga and WHBF-TV

Investigators say they're not sure yet what caused the pipeline carrying ethane and propane to rupture in a Whiteside County cornfield Monday night, sending flames several hundred feet into the air.

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Public Safety
7:20 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Pipeline Explosion In Northwest Illinois

The pipeline blast near Erie, IL
Credit Courtesy: Connie Huizenga and WHBF-TV

A fuel pipeline traveling underneath a northwestern Illinois cornfield exploded overnight, sending flames 300 feet into the sky and prompting dozens of evacuations.

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