Gas explosion in Sunray injures 3

Gas explosion in Sunray injures 3
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA

SUNRAY, TX (KFDA) - Authorities have reported three people have been injured in a gas explosion near the 600 block of Avenue K in Sunray.

Moore County Emergency Management believes the explosion occurred because of a ruptured gas line, but said a cause is still unknown.

Two people in the incident were airlifted to Lubbock and the third victim is at Dumas Memorial Hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

Locals living near the explosion were evacuated but are now able to return home.

The city has sent out notices to residents in that area and have shut off all gas in the city.

The Moore County Sheriff's Office said the state has to give its approval before the city can turn the gas back on, and officials believe it may be a few days before gas is restored.

Because of all the work that goes into safely restoring gas access, residents will have to be home when their gas is turned back on.

"Employees will go door to door and will turn on everyone's gas and make sure that their meters are okay, their gas lines are okay, and re-light the pilot lights," said Carmen Napp, Moore County Chief Deputy.

If homeowners are not present, the city will leave a note with detailed instructions.

Officials say no structures have been damaged, and the State Fire Marshal will be conducting an investigation.

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