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Fire extinguished after suspected lightning strike at Corinth Compressor Station

Emergency teams ask public to please stay out of the area.



Update: CGT quickly put its emergency response plan into action to handle a fire at its Corinth Compressor Station in Mississippi, which was likely caused by a lightning strike during severe storms in the early hours of April 28, 2023. Fortunately, no one was harmed in the event, and the fire has since been put out. We are grateful for the timely assistance and cooperation provided by the local fire and emergency teams.

To ensure the system’s safety and dependability, we have disconnected the Corinth Compressor Station and informed customers of a force majeure occurrence. CGT is working to make operational modifications that will enable the safe resumption of flow for a portion of the volume through the affected part of the system. We anticipate the effects to be minor and brief as we evaluate them. Impacted clients and stakeholders will receive further updates from us.


At this moment, there are multiple emergency teams and various organizations gathered at the Columbia Gulf Transmission gas pipeline company Mississippi due to a substantial fire.

According to officials, the fire may have been caused by a lightning strike that hit the pipeline.

It is currently unclear whether the gas leak has been contained or if there are any casualties resulting from the incident.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.