News: Medford - Ruptured Natural Gas Line (22 Dec 1993)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 12/20/2018

Originally published in The Star News, December 22, 1993

Some 2,600 customers, including 360 in Taylor County, are still without heat after a 10-inch natural gas pipeline in Ashland County ruptured Monday morning.

The pipeline ruptured about five a.m. near Highway 13 south of Mellen, resulting in a fire that burned itself out after the pipeline’s valves were closed to shut of the flow of gas. Officials were alerted to the break after a resident reported seeing 100-foot flames east of Highway 13. No injuries were reported.

Officials said the rupture of the underground pipeline shut of natural gas to Rib Lake, Westboro, Ogema, Prentice, Phillips, Fifield, Butternut, Glidden and Park Falls.



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