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Missouri Gas Energy statement regarding fire in Kansas City

  • Published Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at 11:16 p.m.

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Early this evening, a natural gas explosion occurred near the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Early indications are that a contractor doing underground work struck a natural gas line, but the investigation continues.

Emergency responders along with Missouri Gas Energy personnel are on site. The area has been secured and the flow of gas has been stopped. We do know that there have been injuries, however, at this time we do not have any details to provide.

We will continue to work with emergency responders and the appropriate authorities to continue to assess the situation and ensure that the area is safe. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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