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Natural gas well explodes in Smith County

Source: Smith County Sheriff's Department Source: Smith County Sheriff's Department
SMITH COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - MEMA has confirmed a natural gas well explosion in Smith County. 

It is located off of County Road 539.

Greg Flynn, MEMA's Director of External Affairs, says that all 5 workers were present when the explosion happened but no injuries have been reported. 

The natural gas well continues to burn putting small white plumes of smoke in the air.

Sheriff Charlie Crumpton described it as a raging fire, but under control.

We're told the well is not leaking any dangerous chemicals into the air.

Owners of the well say they have a company from Houston, Texas flying in to put the fire out.

The Smith County Fire Department is on standby with foam if they're needed.

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