Heavy Rain Contributed to Beaver County Pipeline Blast

Heavy Rain Contributed to Beaver County Pipeline Blast

Tom Davidson & Tony Larussa  | Trib LIVE

An explosion from a natural gas pipeline operating for only a week sparked a fire early Monday that destroyed a Beaver County home and two garages and prompted authorities to evacuate about two dozen other homes in the area.

The 24-inch pipeline’s owner, Dallas-based Energy Transfer Corp., said it was investigating but an early assessment of the explosion site showed there had been “earth movement in the vicinity of the pipeline.”

Center police Chief Barry Kramer attributed that to heavy, continuous rain over the weekend, but he said he’d leave determining the exact cause “up to the experts…”(Read the full story)

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