An army soldier patrols a neighborhood after authorities ordered thousands to evacuate their homes when a gasoline pipeline burst spewing a large geyser of fuel into the air in Tlajomulco, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. According to Mexico’s state-owned oil company Pemex, the leak was caused by a clandestine tap. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A geyser of gasoline spewed into the sky from a state-owned pipeline in western Mexico, forcing officials to evacuate about 5,000 people Wednesday. Authorities blamed the accident on fuel thieves tapping into the pipe.
Gasoline plumed above a field close to a housing development in Tlajomulco, a town near Guadalajara, which is Mexico’s second-largest city and the capital of Jalisco state.
The fuel did not catch fire, and crews were able to Login to read more