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TransCanada Pipeline Explodes in West Virginia
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Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:40

Excerpt: "A powerful gas line explosion sent flames shooting into the sky early Thursday in the Nixon Ridge area of Marshall County, West Virginia, reports CBS Wheeling affiliate WTRF-TV. The flames could be seen for miles around."

A Pipeline exploded in West Virginia. (photo: ABC)
A Pipeline exploded in West Virginia. (photo: ABC)


TransCanada Pipeline Explodes in West Virginia

By CBS News

23 August 18

 

powerful gas line explosion sent flames shooting into the sky early Thursday in the Nixon Ridge area of Marshall County, West Virginia, reports CBS Wheeling affiliate WTRF-TV. The flames could be seen for miles around.

The blast, in a TransCanada pipeline, was felt around 4:20 a.m., the station says.

One person told WTRF it shook his house so badly it felt like a tornado was ripping through the area.

Moundsville, W. Va. police told CBS News the fire was "very large -- if you can see it from your house, evacuate"

Ohio County, W. Va. Ohio County Emergency Management Agency Director Lou Vargo said they were getting dozens of 911 calls from people who could see the flames and were very alarmed.

In addition:

There were no early reports of injuries.

Around 6 a.m., WTRF tweeted an update:


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+12 # elizabethblock 2018-08-23 12:17
Well, golly gee. Who would have thought such a thing was possible?
 
 
+12 # dotlady 2018-08-23 16:18
Horrible explosion. Glad it wasn't at the Spectra-AIM pipeline right next (105 feet from critical infrastructure) to Indian Point Nuclear Plant in New York. or near a big population center. The way pipelines are proliferating, we could come to a one-match final scenaraio.
 
 
0 # Jim at Dr.Democracy on Facebook 2018-08-26 23:08
Ummm... why are the tweets dated June 7?