* No one hurt in pipeline rupture and fire
* Line described as 26-inch, intrastate pipe
(Recasts; adds company confirmation, details)
HOUSTON, March 11 Oneok Inc (OKE.N) said itsnatural gas transmission line ruptured and caught fire near
Chandler, Oklahoma, northeast of Oklahoma City, on Thursday.
"There was a break in a Oneok gas transmission line near
Chandler, causing a fire. There were no injuries," a Oneok
Gas flow was shut off to the line in the vicinity of the
break, and the fire was under control, the spokeswoman said.
"If the fire is not out, it will be soon," she said late
"We are working with (local distribution company) Oklahoma
Natural Gas to determine whether there was any customer
impact," the spokeswoman said.
The company described the pipeline as a 26-inch (66-cm),
The initial blast happened about 3:30 p.m. (2130 GMT) on
Thursday, local media reported. No homes or businesses were
located near the fire, according to News9.com, the website of
an Oklahoma City television station.
"The cause is under investigation," the Oneok spokeswoman
(Reporting by Bruce Nichols; Editing by Marguerita Choy)