Warning Signs Ignored in Bushland

By Ben Briscoe
NewsChannel 10

BUSHLAND, TEXAS - Five days before flames flew 700 feet into the air, warning signs were there.

"It was a pretty substantial smell," neighbor Jason Wagner said.

Along with a group of friends, Wagner smelled gas in the area while taking a hay right on Halloween.

"How amazing just a few days latter that's what had happened," he said.

No one called in the smell to authorities because they say they thought a little gas odor was normal living over the pipe lines.

"We kinda talked about it, and I'd mention something like that's one of the reasons I wouldn't want to live in that area," Wagner said.

But energy experts say this smell is never normal and means danger is in the air. The gas company should be called out to investigate.