Nightly News   |  August 13, 2013

Fuel pipeline explodes underneath cornfield

Flames shot sky-high and carved a crater into the earth in western Illinois as a pipeline exploded. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> fire chief says it sounded like the roar of a jet engine . when a fuel pipeline exploded beneath a corn field, shooting flames high into the sky and carving a 15 foot crater into the earth. the flames could be seen for miles around. fire crews were able to get this accident under control, thankfully no one was injured.