Massive Natural Gas Explosion Lights Up West Virginia

Dec 11th, 2012 | By Mark | Category: Lead Articles, Natural Gas Explosions

NatGas Consulting

A massive natural gas explosion has occurred in Sissonville, West Virginia, shutting down I-77 and torching at least five homes. This image reportedly shows the fire that resulted from the blast shortly after it occurred.

An enormous natural gas explosion has erupted in West Virginia in the town of Sissonville, about 20 miles north of Charleston.

According to media reports describing the blast, at least five structures are on fire and flames are shooting approximately 75 feet into the sky. The heat from the fire is reportedly too intense for firefighters to get close enough to combat the inferno.

At this point, there are conflicting reports as to whether the explosion occurred at a gas well or in a natural gas transmission line.

Information about the blast is still coming out. We’ll post additional information as it becomes available.

You can watch video of the fire here:
WTRF 7 News Sports Weather – Wheeling Steubenville

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