Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

Energy

Authorities report gas line explosion in southern Ohio

One woman hospitalized

GLOUSTER, Ohio—Authorities say the fire from a natural gas line rupture and explosion is under control in a rural area of southern Ohio.

The Morgan County sheriff's office says one woman was taken to a hospital after she was found walking down the road away from the fire and carrying her dog. Her condition is not known. Authorities also say two homes were damaged in Homer Township near Glouster.

People up to 12 miles away felt the explosion and heard the roar of the fire, which was reported around 8:30 a.m.

Houston-based Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. says it was a rupture in its interstate natural gas transmission line. Company spokesman Richard Wheatley says a team has isolated the pipeline segment involved and shut the gas off.

The cause is not yet known.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…