There are reports of a major natural gas pipeline explosion in West Virginia, according to numerous news media.
The explosion took place about 1 p.m. near Sissonville north of Charleston.
It produced a major fireball.
The explosion and fires shut down Interstate 77 northbound and southbound.
Several buildings were on fire.
Authorities were checking for injuries or fatalities.
The fire was extinguished about 2 p.m.
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