Fire still burning at Wyoming natgas facility: Williams

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Posted: Apr 24, 2014 10:43 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fire is still burning at the Williams Cos Inc's natural gas processing plant in Opal, Wyoming, that exploded on Wednesday afternoon, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday.

The fire broke out at 2 p.m. MDT (2000 GMT) on Wednesday and led to the evacuation of a nearby town.

Williams shut natural gas gathering pipelines that feed the facility late on Wednesday. The lines remained shut on Thursday, interrupting nearly 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas supply, company spokeswoman Michele Swaner said.

(Reporting by Selam Gebrekidan; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)