Lightning strike sparks natural gas fire

Posted on: 7:57 am, February 25, 2013, by

OKLAHOMA CITY — A natural gas fire burned for more than two hours early Monday morning as fire crews and Oklahoma Natural Gas crews worked to shut off the natural gas to a ruptured line near Lake Overholser.

About 4 a.m. Monday a lightning strike sparked a fire at a natural gas line at NW 12th and May Side Drive, near NW 10th and Sara Road in Canadian County.

ONG crews were able to cut the gas about 6:30 a.m. Monday.

Fire crews worked in the rain throughout the early morning hours Monday to ensure the flames didn’t spread to any nearby structures.

At times, flames reached the tops of the trees in the area.

No injuries were reported.