UPDATED: Houston Fire Department say gas well blowout poses no threat to residents at this time


Updated at 4:01 p.m. Dec. 7

Sheldra Brigham, the Houston Fire Department’s public information officer, said a gas well blowout that occurred Wednesday near Texas Parkway and the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road posed no threat to the surrounding community.

The well was within the city of Houston, just outside Missouri City limits.

Posted at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6

A gas well blowout took place near Texas Parkway and the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road on Wednesday, according to a news alert from Missouri City. The Houston Fire Department is coordinating efforts to contain the issue, and the odor may affect surrounding communities, according to Missouri City’s website.

“This gas well blowout took place in the city of Houston,” said Cory Stottlemyer, Missouri City’s media relations specialist. “We defer to their representatives on this inquiry. All information we have on the blowout has already been shared with residents through the citizens communication tools.”

It was not immediately clear when the blowout occurred. This story will be updated as information becomes available.

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Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.
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