ONG Releases Preliminary Results Of Investigation Into NW OKC House Explosion

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 2:06 pm
By: News 9

Officials with Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG) released their preliminary results of what caused a natural gas explosion at a home on the northwest side of Oklahoma City on Jan. 2.

The disaster occurred from a gas leak at a home in the 12500 block of Whispering Meadow Dr. just after 3 a.m.

According to ONG investigators, the leak started from a weld seam in a section of the gas main. Investigators say that the gas escaped and migrated underground to the home where it built up and was ignited by a still unknown source inside the home.

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Utility crews have since removed the section of pipe where the leak occurred and will continue to examine what went wrong, while coordinating with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. The gas main has been repaired and is safely back in service for neighboring households.

ONG has set up a claims hotline for those residents who were affected by the blast. That number is 1 (877) 620-4193.