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Press Release - Gas Explosion near Farmersville, TX

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For Immediate Release:

Today at 3:30 PM, Collin County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Wylie Fire Department, Farmersville Fire Department, Farmersville Police Department, Collin County Fire Marshal, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were dispatched to the 14000 block of Farm-to-Market 2756 for a gas explosion.

Initial investigation indicates employees from Bobcat Contracting and Fesco Petroleum Engineering, subcontractors for Atmos Energy, were conducting pipeline maintenance when an accident occurred.

Two individuals were deceased at the scene, and two workers were transported to local hospitals.
 
Although this appears to be an accident, Sheriff Skinner has invited the FBI to assist in processing the scene due to their post-blast expertise.

We will release additional information when it becomes available.