Two people were injured in an explosion near a natural gas processing plant in Cisco, Utah, near Interstate 70 in the area of the Colorado-Utah state line.
Authorities with the Grand County (Utah) Sheriff's Office said two men were "badly burned" and suffered "significant injuries" as a result of an explosion this morning at a natural gas collection facility near a gas processing plant in the area.
A fire is still burning at the site of the explosion. The Lower Valley Fire Department was among those to first respond to the scene, and their crew continues to try to contain the fire along with other firefighting resources. The flow of natural gas in area pipelines has been shut off.
According to the Bureau of Land Management, the San Arroyo Gas Plant operates near Cisco, providing compression for gathering gas from regional pipelines.
Pipeline systems in the area of the explosion have been in place for 30 to 40 years, but "it is likely that the equipment would need to be repaired or replaced during the next 15 years," according to a 2005 BLM analysis.
Utah Highway 128 is closed near the exit to I-70.
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