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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 OklahomaResidents say they heard an explosion prior to the firepic.twitter.com/ThULRSyP2X
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).
Some Twitter users claimed mass evacuations were taking place due to the blaze, contradicting the police chief.
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