UPDATE 10:00 a.m:
According to Noble County EMA Director Chasity Schmelzenbach, a pipeline ruptured in a remote field along State Route 513 about three miles north of Summerfield.
Summerfield Volunteer Fire Department, Belle Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Caldwell Volunteer Fire Company, United Ambulance and the Noble County Sheriff’s Office were sent to the scene of a reported explosion and fire. Noble County EMA was notified.
The pipeline was the 24-inch Seneca Lateral operated by Tallgrass Energy, who worked on the scene with local responders.
According to a press release, Tallgrass notified the appropriate authorities and activated an investigation team. They are working with local and state agencies to ensure the safety of the general public as the investigation continues.
There were no evacuations or injuries reported. All fires are out at this time.
According to Noble County EMA Director Chasity Schmelzenbach three different fire departments and the Noble County Sheriffs department deputies are on scene of a gas pipeline explosion in the Mud Run Road area.
Schmelzenbach confirms there was an explosion followed by a fire happened around 2:30 a.m. this morning
There are multiple companies that have pipelines in this same footprint, at this point Noble County EMA is not sure which pipeline ruptured.
All lines are shut right now, and it is under control, there have been no evacuations no injuries.
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