No injuries reported in pipeline explosion near KCI Airport

Courtesy: KCTV
Courtesy: KCTV(WIBW)
Published: Nov. 29, 2016 at 7:11 PM CST
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No injuries were reported when a gas pipeline ruptured just north of Kansas City International Airport Tuesday night, sparking a large fire.

A glow in the sky was visible from the airport just after 6:30 p.m.

The Southern Platte Fire Dept. tweeted that companies from their agency along with the Northern Platte Co. district and Kansas City, MO Fire Dept. were on the scene of a pipeline explosion. The cause of the explosion is not yet known.

The Kansas City Fire Department says the pipeline carries ethane and propane.

By 7:30 p.m., aerial footage from KCTV appeared to show the flames dying down.

The identity of the owner or operator of the pipeline was not immediately available.

KCI spokesman Joe McBride tweeted flights in and out of KCI are not being affected by the situation at this time. He said the fire was not on airport property.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.