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2 Arlington Firefighters, City Worker Injured In Gas Line Fire

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) - Two Arlington firefighters and a city water worker were injured Sunday in a fire started when a gas line was struck.

Officials say Arlington water utilities crews were repairing a water line leak at the intersection of Ditto Avenue and Dugan Street. As they were clearing the way to begin repairs, an Atmos gas line was struck.

As excess water was being pumped out so that repairs could be made to the gas line, the gas ignited into flames.

According to officials, two Arlington firefighters and a water worker were injured and transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Assistant Fire Chief Jim Self said the firefighters suffered minor first-degree burns to face and hands. They are in stable condition.

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