Five injured in pipeline explosion, sheriff says

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Five people were injured following a pipeline explosion in Midland County. 

Sheriff Gary Painter confirmed the explosion and the injures and also noted that one person has been airlifted. 

The explosion occurred in the area of FM 1379 and Highway 158, according to the MCSO. 

The explosion has also caused some closures and detours in the area. 

The following is a list of closures and detours from the Texas Department of Transportation: 

“FM 1379 closed at SH 158 (towards Sprayberry) and at RM 1357. Road closed until Midland Fire Dept can clear scene. Detour route for traffic needing to access FM 1379 heading East off SH 158 will take: SH 158 to FM 137 – FM 137 to FM 2401 – FM 2401 to RM 1357 – then RM 1357 back to FM 1379. Traffic on FM 1379 trying to access SH 158 will take: FM 1379 to RM 1357 – FM 1357 to FM 2401 – then FM 2401 to SH 137 – then SH 137 back to SH 158.”

We have a crew at the scene working to gather more information. 

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