Associated Press Published

Pipeline Fire at Drilling Pad in Tyler County Investigated


State regulators are investigating a pipeline fire at a drilling pad in Tyler County.

The fire occurred early Friday at Jay Bee Oil & Gas’ Gorby Marcellus Shale drilling pad in the Big Run area.

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Jake Glance says there was a rupture in the natural gas pipeline on the pad. He tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that the fire burned for about an hour before it was extinguished.

No injuries were reported.

The newspaper says the fire’s flame could be seen for several miles.

The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.

Glance says the DEP and the company are investigating.