Emergency crews respond to gas line explosion along Trinity River

Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image.
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. (KPRC/File)

Emergency crews are responding to a gas line explosion that occurred along the banks of the Trinity River near the near the Polk-San Jacinto county line, according to the authorities.

The incident involved a Kinder Morgan pipeline, according to the Polk County Office of Emergency Management. Kinder Morgan is on site and the situation is contained, the agency said in an update via Facebook.

The explosion happened around 7:40 a.m. Sunday, according to the San Jacinto Office of Emergency Management.

At one point, Shepherd residents were asked to evacuate their homes, but have since been told they can return.

Officials asked residents to stay away from the impacted area.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.