W.Va. natural gas line explodes near Ohio border

| Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 11:51 a.m.

An ethane pipeline exploded Monday morning in Brooke County, West Virginia, about an hour west of Pittsburgh.

No one was hurt in the explosion, Sheriff Chuck Jackson said.

Flames melted the siding to a nearby home and damaged at least one power line, an emergency dispatcher said.

The transmission line is part of the ATEX pipeline. It's unclear what caused the explosion, according to officials with Enterprise Products Partners, which manages the pipeline.

The line ruptured and caught fire at 10:39 a.m. in a rural area near Archer Hill Road, across the Ohio River from Steubenville. The fire continued to burn until about 3:20 p.m., the dispatcher said.

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