Fire departments from across the Birmingham area are responding to a report of a gas line explosion in Shelby County. At least 10 acres are on fire, according to radio reports.
According to public safety radio reports, seven people were severely burned. A UAB Hospital spokesman confirmed three patients are already at UAB, three more are coming by ambulance, and one more is coming by air.
UPDATE: Rob just informed me that it’s natural gas, not gasoline.
UPDATE AGAIN: WiscoDave sent me a link from the Wall Street Journal saying it IS gasoline.
Last time that pipeline went down I couldn’t get gas in my county for damned near two weeks. Thankfully this time I have a shitload of gasoline in my shed.