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No injuries in Ohio pipeline fire; cause unknown

CAMERON, Ohio — Officials say no one was injured when a pipeline in southeast Ohio carrying a toxic substance produced during natural gas and oil processing caught fire Tuesday.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the pipeline fire began near Cameron in Monroe County early Tuesday morning and burned for several hours. It burned numerous acres of woodland in the area before the pipeline pressure dropped and the fire could burn itself out.

The pipeline was eight inches in diameter and runs between eastern Ohio and a natural-gas processing plant in Natrium, West Virginia.

Officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation, and there are no sign of petroleum contamination in waterways.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing the cleanup, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is investigating.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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