Another day, another gas pipeline bursts—this time in West Virginia, about an hour away from Pittburgh and
near the Ohio River
A number of residents have said they saw what appeared to be a large fireball burning in the sky.
Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson said the explosion is near the former riding stables on Archer Hill Road in Colliers, WV. Jackson said no injuries have been reported and no structural damage has occurred, but several area roads have been closed because of burning gas.
It appears only one home was evacuated and the fire eventually burnt off. At least one home and one power line has been damaged
. There were no injuries. The cause of the explosion is still unknown.
Authorities shut off power in the area of Arch Hill Road in Colliers, WV, with some residents receiving their power through a substation.
Follansbee Fire Chief Larry Rea said the weather helped the fire from becoming more of a problem.
Enterprise Products, L.P., said they are working with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to determine the cause of the explosion. The company said in a statement that they did notice a pressure drop earlier in the day prior to the explosion.
The gas line will not be in operation again until PHMSA gives their approval.
This is the fourth major pipeline incident that's occurred this month
. In Montana, a 50,000 gallon spill
resulted in cancer-causing chemicals
leaking into residents' drinking water.
But move along, folks. Nothing to see here.
More video of the explosion at WTRF.
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