(GLOUSTER, Ohio)—A natural gas line pipeline exploded near the Athens-Morgan county line in Ohio on Wednesday morning, injuring at least one person and sending flames hundreds of feet into the air.
The explosion occurred at about 8:45 a.m., along Taylor Road, about five miles outside of Glouster, 10TV News reported.
Video taken from Chopper 10 showed at least three buildings that caught fire.
Witnesses said that flames shot hundreds of feet into the air near Hooper Ridge Road and Robinson Ridge Road.
A woman was transported to O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in nearby Athens because of respiratory problems, according to the Athens County Emergency Management Authority. Authorities found her as she was walking down the road away from her fire, while carrying her dog.
The Morgan County Sheriff's Office said it received calls from up to 12 miles away from people who felt the explosion and heard the rumble from the fire.
A Tennessee Gas Pipeline runs through the area.
Tennessee Gas Pipeline will conduct an investigation of the incident, according to the company.
Authorities asked residents to stay clear of the area. No evacuations were immediately reported.
Athens County residents who have emergencies not related to the gas line incident are asked to call 911 and are asked to refrain from contacting 911 to report the gas line explosion.