Photo: Pipeline fire in Jalisco
Roughly 400 people were evacuated early Friday from their homes in the western Mexican state of Jalisco after a gas leak at a pipeline operated by state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos triggered a fire, authorities told Efe.
The accident occurred late Thursday near the town of Corralillos when a backhoe struck the liquefied petroleum gas pipeline and caused the leak.
Pemex said on its Twitter account that the blaze was under control and that two people were injured in the accident: a firefighter and a construction worker.
The company added that the fire will die down once it consumes the remaining leaked gas and technicians will then proceed to repair the pipeline.
The accident will not affect LPG supplies in the region, Pemex said.