Texas-Drilling Rig Hits Gas Pipeline Then Explodes

November 14th, 2013 MILFORD, Texas -Hundreds of people in Ellis County were evacuated and others were asked to stay away from the area where a gas pipeline caught fire Thursday morning.

It happened at about 9:30 a.m. November 14th, 2013 near the intersection of Highway 77 and FM 308 in Milford.

Ellis County spokesman James Saulter said a Chevron crew had been conducting a type of drilling when the explosion happened.

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