At least six employees of CenterPoint Energy were transported to local hospitals Friday after what the company described as a “natural gas incident.” On March.
Company spokesperson Olivia Koch said “the incident occurred in Gleannloch Farms, near Spring, Texas”.
According to a post made by the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, investigators were called to “a possible gas explosion and fire” and, based on initial reports, it seemed that crews working in the area struck a natural gas line.
Officials evacuated residents from the area and set up a 500-foot perimeter around the scene, according to another report, from the HCFMO.
Electric service was also interrupted for about 800 customers in the area due to damage to some electrical equipment, Centerpoint’s Koch said.
In addition to those injured, at least one home was “damaged” in the fire, according to the Marshal’s office.