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WELD COUNTY, Colo. -- Flames and smoke could be seen from miles around following a gas line explosion in Weld County Thursday afternoon.

The Weld County Sheriff's Office said the explosion happened at Highway 392 and Weld County Road 68. That's northeast of Greeley. They ordered people within a 2-mile radius of the scene to evacuate.

Flames from the high-pressure gas line continued to burn at 5 p.m. The explosion happened at about 2:30 p.m. The situation was declared under control Thursday evening.

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The sheriff's office said a crew was there at the time of the explosion, but there have been no reports of injuries.

Reports from the scene said flames were shooting hundreds of feet into the air.

SkyFox was many miles from the scene when its camera was first able to pick up the flames and smoke.


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