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      Crews Seal Ruptured Pipeline Following Explosion near Kiowa

      Crews have sealed off a pipeline that ruptured Tuesday afternoon causing an explosion near Kiowa in Pittsburg County.

      Kiowa Police told KTUL that the pipeline burned a barn and hay, but no injuries were reported. This happened in a remote area near Kiowa.

      A spokeswoman for Enable Midstream Partners says the blast was caused by a rupture in the pipeline. She says the cause of the blast was not apparent but that there appears to be nothing suspicious.

      Police stated that the grass fire following the explosion has been put out and any possible danger has been contained.

      Kiowa is about 15 miles south of McAlester in southeastern Oklahoma.

      The pipeline was initially identified by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as belonging to Enogex. Enable Midstream Partners was created in May with the merger of Enogex and CenterPoint Energy.

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