GAS LINE FIRE AT THE BRENHAM SHOPPING CENTER DEVELOPMENT SITE
Several emergency crews are at the scene of a gas line fire this (Friday) morning at the Baker Katz shopping center development site in Brenham.
The fire was first reported shortly after 9:15 a.m. in the center, located at the intersection of Highway 290 and Chappell Hill Street. Brenham town officials said a bulldozer struck a gas line near the service road, causing an explosion and fire.
According to Brenham City Communications Director Melinda Gordon, the bulldozer driver was airlifted to an area hospital. No driver status update has been provided at this time.
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative crews are on scene to shut down power lines to assist firefighters and first responders. According to Bluebonnet’s director of public affairs, Will Holford, the co-op will remain on the premises until the fire is extinguished and make necessary repairs to restore power once it can be done safely. .
Drivers are asked to avoid the area.