TransCanada pipeline explodes in West Virginia

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VIDEO: TransCanada Pipeline Explodes in West Virginia

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An explosion Thursday morning in Marshall County, West Virginia, sent a ball of fire shooting into the sky.

WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio, reported the pipeline explosion happened shortly before 4:30 a.m.

"It sounded like a freight train coming through, or a tornado, and the sky lit up bright orange, and then I got up and looked out the window and flames were shooting I don't know how far into the sky," Tina Heath-Chaplin, of Moundsville, told WPXI.

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Another described the blast as feeling like a tornado that shook his home, WTRF reported.

People reported seeing flames miles away in Pennsylvania.

The explosion and fire occurred in a TransCanada pipeline, according to WTOV-TV.

No injuries have been reported.

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