The fire burned in swirls and whorls. It grew brighter in the damp, pre-dawn darkness, climbing up trees and splitting them apart, torching the birds, reaching into homes and devouring people and things. The culprit was an 18-inch Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) pipeline, which exploded around 5.50 a.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, spewing natural gas and killing 22 people (four more later in hospitals) and injuring 40 at Nagaram village in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. It ha