Crews fight pipeline blaze near Kansas City, Missouri


SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Fire crews worked to contain a blaze that erupted when a gas pipeline ruptured north of Kansas City, Missouri.

There was no immediate word about any injuries resulting from the fire reported about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Platte County, north of Kansas City and not far from Kansas City International Airport.

The responding Southern Platte Fire District said the blaze resulted from a pipeline explosion, though the cause was unclear.

The identity of owner or operator of the pipeline was not immediately available.

The Kansas City Fire Department says the pipeline carries ethane and propane.

Joe McBride, a spokesman for the airport, said the blaze was not affecting flights at the airport and was not on airport property.