Firefighter, 5 others injured in Tulsa gas explosion

TULSA, Oklahoma - A Tulsa fire spokesman says a firefighter is now hospitalized in stable condition after being burned when a ruptured natural gas pipeline exploded.

Capt. Stan May said Friday that doctors are waiting for Capt. Greg Delozier's swelling to subside to determent the degree of his injuries.

Delozier and four Oklahoma Natural Gas workers were injured Thursday afternoon in the explosion and fire that followed the rupture. An initial report said one of the injured was a bystander.

Utility spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said she could not release the names or conditions of the injured employees.

Police say a tractor struck the gas line. Ballard said the rupture was repaired late Thursday night.

Officials say no homes were threatened in the explosion and fire.
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