Explosion rocks Missouri natural gas plant

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(KTVI) - An explosion rocked a natural gas plant near Houstonia, Missouri halfway between Kansas City and Columbia.

An official with Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company says something ruptured at a compressor station causing the blast, which could be seen for miles around.

The fire has been put out and some living nearby were evacuated from their homes as a precaution.

No one was hurt and the cause is under investigation.