Authorities say it appears the pipeline exploded about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday on Three Prong Trail. Crews at the scene shut off the gas about 7:30 a.m.
Sheriff Bryan Bailey says there have been no injuries confirmed and no structures have been damaged.
Bob Wedgeworth, director of Rankin County Emergency Operations Center, says no evacuation is necessary at this time.
Wedgeworth says Gulfsouth Pipeline crews are waiting for the gas to bleed off, then they will go in and finish putting out the fire. They also will use a bulldozer to help put out the fire.
Gulf South Pipeline owns the pipeline.
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