A number of residents have said they saw what appeared to be a large fireball burning in the sky.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.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.
Authorities shut off power in the area of Arch Hill Road in Colliers, WV, with some residents receiving their power through a substation.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.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.
But move along, folks. Nothing to see here.
More video of the explosion at WTRF.