A natural gas line explosion early Thursday morning in Knifely, Kentucky (Adair County) set several homes on fire and sent at least one person to the hospital for treatment, says Kentucky Emergency Management.
"The EMA says the pipeline has been shut off at both ends and is being allowed to burn out.The town has been evacuated, according to WKYT news.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Gregory says that there were minor injuries among crews fighting the fire."
ABC News reportsthat the explosion destroyed three homes, along with barns and cars, and left a small crater in the ground.
Witnesses told the media that the blast could be heard and the flames seen for at least 20 miles away.
I'll update when there is more news on the injured residents and firefighters, as well as help information for the displaced.