Published: November 3, 2011
spotted by: jarmstrong9808
A local resident reported a "loud noise" at the Artemas Compressor Station in Mann Township, Bedford County, at about 12:30 a.m., according to Shawn Trahan, a spokeswoman for Houston-based Columbia Gas Transmission, part of NiSource, which operates the station.
Working with local fire and emergency services, company officials shut down the station and a nearby underground gas-storage facility and the fire was extinguished, Trahan said. There were no injuries and apparently no damage to surrounding homes. Residents returned to their homes by about 7 a.m.
"An initial investigation shows no off-site impact," Trahan said. She said the company is investigating what caused the explosion.
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