TransCanada pipeline explodes in West Virginia

U.S. & World

MARSHALL CO., WV (WCMH) — A giant fireball lit up the night sky in Marshall County early Thursday morning, after a pipeline exploded.

WTOV reports a TransCanada pipeline exploded, triggering a large fire at the bottom of Nixon Ridge Road.

Dozens of fire departments responded, along with the EMA and the sheriff’s office. There were no injuries or property damage reported, according to WTOV. Approximately 10 acres of land were burned.

TransCanada released a statement on the explosion:

“At approximately 4:15 a.m. Eastern Time on June 7, 2018 there was an issue involving a natural gas pipeline on TransCanada’s Columbia Gas Transmission System in Marshall County, West Virginia.
Our first priority is to protect the public and the environment. Emergency response procedures have been activated and the impacted area of pipeline has been isolated at this time.
The cause of this issue is not yet known. “

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