- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

TIOGA, N.D. (AP) - Officials say no one was hurt when an above-ground natural gas pipeline caught fire in rural Williams County, touching off explosions that could be felt miles away.

The incident happened about 9 p.m. Monday at a site about six miles south of Tioga owned by Oklahoma-based Hiland Partners LP. The company says the gas was shut off and the fire was extinguished later in the night.

The cause of the incident is being investigated. The state Health Department sent an environmental response team to the site Tuesday.

Tioga Mayor and firefighter Nathan Germundson says the blast lit up the night sky like the sun.

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