The Marshall County Office of Emergency Management reports that all roads are now open and residents have returned home. Crews have succeeded in shutting off the gas.
Residents of Reids Ridge and Fish Ridge in Marshall County were evacuated Friday afternoon as a precautionary measure. Fish Ridge Road was barricaded to keep traffic out. No injuries have been reported. The evacuation zone stretches 3-4 miles.
Crews have shut off the gas and no fire was reported. The 8-10 foot section of pipe was located underground and the force of the explosion unearthed the pipe.
Multiple sheriff's departments, volunteer fire departments and the West Virginia State Highway Patrol are on the scene.
A 24-inch gas line has exploded on Reids Ridge in Marshall County outside of Cameron.
Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil said 911 calls began coming in at about 12:15 p.m. on Friday. Emergency crews are being kept at a distance while the situation is assessed.
We have a crew on the way to the scene. Stay with us for updates as we receive them.
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