Gas pipeline explosion in Ohio

ABC6 News

People in the area have reported hearing multiple explosions, their homes shook, and are seeing flames shooting 300 feet in the air.

Another witness says that she could feel the heat from the fire and explosion hundreds of feet away.

A woman who had just put her children on the bus felt her house shake and she is in 45 minutes away from the gas pipeline explosion.

I will update as information comes in.

Audio available at WOUB Public Media
They have some video up now and they are updating the story. So far, no injuries have been reported.

One lady who lived 100′ from the pipeline sustained burns. The most disturbing thing is they still do not know whose pipeline it is–even the pipeline companies.

An UPDATE about the Ohio gas explosion from the comments:

Athens County: 1 hurt in pipeline explosion. They have several videos.

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