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Explosion on energy pipeline in southeast Texas

SEALY, Texas (AP) - Officials are warning residents to stay inside after an explosion on an energy pipeline in southeast Texas.

The Austin County Sheriff's Office says the explosion near Sealy occurred Wednesday morning. No injuries were reported.

Officials say flow to the pipeline has been stopped and nothing appears to be leaking from it. They were monitoring air quality in the area and are still trying to determine the cause of the explosion.

Sheriff's officials also say residents should avoid creating sparks in the area. They are asking residents to avoid turning on their air conditioners or opening windows.

The Houston Chronicle reports that most roads closed after the explosion have reopened, but the streets nearest the site remain closed.

Sealy is about 50 miles west of Houston.

Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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