(WTRF) BREAKING NEWS: Explosion near Fish Creek –
UPDATE (6/7/18 10:30 a.m.):
Statement from TransCanada regarding 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. “
UPDATE (6/7/18 6 a.m.):
The line is closed and fire is nearly burned out.
UPDATE (6/7/18 5:15 a.m.):
According to Marshall County EMA Director Tom Hart:
- The explosion happened around 4:20 a.m. at a Midstream Pipeline on Nixon Ridge.
- One fire department is on scene — the rest are staging.
- Fish Creek off of Route 2 is CLOSED.
- No injuries to report right now.
- Multiple fire departments are staging across the county.
Hart says he could see the explosion from Cameron, and has received calls from Belmont, Wetzel and Ohio Counties from residents who can see the explosion from those locations.
ORIGINAL (6/7/18 4:45 a.m.):
We are following breaking news out of Marshall County this morning.
There has been some sort of explosion, possibly a well pad or line in Marshall County in the Nixon Ridge area.
Details are very limited right now as we work to get information confirmed from officials but we have taken numerous phone calls and received several messages of an explosion that happened just after 4 a.m. near Fish Creek according to callers.
One person even said it felt like a tornado was coming through the area it shook his house so bad.
7News Reporter Tessa DiTirro is on the way to the scene now — and working to gather information on exactly where this happened, what happened and of course any information on injuries.
Check with WTRF.com and watch 7News This Morning for any updates on this story as we get them confirmed.
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