1 dead in pipeline explosion at Barksdale

From The Associated Press:

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AP) - One person is dead after a natural gas pipeline exploded on Barksdale Air Force Base. Maj. Carie Parker, a spokeswoman for the 2nd Bomb Wing, says the victim is a civilian. The person's name has not been released. Parker says the explosion happened about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday near an unpopulated area on the base's East Reservation. No evacuations were ordered. She says the fire is under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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