- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

WHITE DEER, Texas (AP) - A natural gas pipeline explosion and fire in a Texas Panhandle town has left four workers hurt, including two in critical condition.

The Carson County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened Thursday night in White Deer, about 35 miles northeast of Amarillo.

Two men remained in critical condition Saturday at University Medical Center in Lubbock. A hospital spokesman says two other men were satisfactory.

The White Deer Volunteer Fire Department says the explosion occurred at a gas booster station as crews worked on a 4-inch gas line.

State and federal regulators are investigating. Messages left with the utility, West Texas Gas, and the sheriff’s department were not immediately returned Saturday.

White Deer is a town of about 1,000.

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