The fire was reported near Piedmont Road and Waterloo Road in Edmond, Oklahoma. Social media footage shows a huge ball of flame on the horizon from residents. Multiple firefighters have responded to the call and are on the site tackling the blaze, which has knocked out power lines. Some users noted the fireball took place in a “huge gas pipeline area”.
BREAKING REPORTS: Huge fire reported near Piedmont Rd and Waterloo Rd in Oklahoma
Residents say they heard an explosion prior to the fire
— FJ News Reporter (@FJNewsReporter) September 17, 2020
Piedmont police told local news outlet KOCO 5 the explosion took place in a rural area with few residents.
The police chief said no injuries were reported, and no evacuations took place as of 9:27PM CDT (3:27AM GMT).
Traffic on Piedmont and Waterloo road is being diverted by the officers.
Some Twitter users claimed mass evacuations were taking place due to the blaze, contradicting the police chief.
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