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Gas station explosion near me.... UPDATED

http://www.cbs59.com/story.cfm?func=...;storyid=19333

It's also breaking news on cnn.com :shock: This is pretty near me, about 10 minutes away. I used to work at the ski resort, Winterplace... that would be crazy being up on the mountain when the gas station exploded.

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GHENT -- Emergency crews are on the scene of an explosion at a gas station on U.S 19.

The explosion occurred at the Little General just before 11 a.m.

A 59News crew at the scene said at least seven people were killed and several cars were overturned. However, there have been no official reports on the number of fatalities.

The building was destroyed in the explosion. A cause has not been determined, but preliminary reports indicate a propane tank may have exploded.

Bystanders said there was an odor of gas before the explosion.

A temporary command center is being set up at the Ghent Volunteer Fire Department.

Raleigh County Sheriff Danny Moore said crews are searching the scene.

“Hopefully, we won’t have as many causalities as we think we have,” Moore said.

Ghent Elementary, which is about a mile away from the school, suffered minor damage in the explosion.

No one at the school was injured and classes will go on as scheduled.

U.S. 19 is closed and Moore said he expected lanes in both directions to be shut down for several hours while crews continue to work.

Initial reports indicate the explosion could be felt for miles away.

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Re: Explosion levels gas station near a ski resort in Ghent, West Virginia

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I hope they are right, about not being that many fatalities.
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“Hopefully, we won’t have as many causalities as we think we have,” Moore said.
lol... must be a lot of theories floating around


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Re: Explosion levels gas station near a ski resort in Ghent, West Virginia

so how's the skiing in WV?

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Re: Explosion levels gas station near a ski resort in Ghent, West Virginia

[quote author=oneill8769 link=topic=68229.msg1176839#msg1176839 date=1170183068]
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I hope they are right, about not being that many fatalities.
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so far I've heard 7 deaths. One being a volunteer firefighter that works with my mom and dad

[quote author=John_in_the_LBC link=topic=68229.msg1176882#msg1176882 date=1170184262]
so how's the skiing in WV?
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Winterplace is really good for tubing but the skiing/boarding scene is at Snowshoe IMO

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Re: Explosion levels gas station near a ski resort in Ghent, West Virginia

Wow.. minor damage to a school a mile away?? That must have been one wickedly loud blast.
My condolences to that firefighter that you know, stephanie.


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nobody got the "causalities" joke....

man, you guys are slow :-/


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[quote author=EvilDeadFan link=topic=68229.msg1176899#msg1176899 date=1170184625]
Wow.. minor damage to a school a mile away?? That must have been one wickedly loud blast.
My condolences to that firefighter that you know, stephanie.
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my best friend lives directly across the mountain from the gas station and she felt it. she said it was crazy, her whole house shook.

& I didn't know him but I do have respect for any volunteer emergency serviceperson.

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[quote author=3AndMe link=topic=68229.msg1176911#msg1176911 date=1170184827]
nobody got the "causalities" joke....

man, you guys are slow :-/
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on noez a typo.

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[quote author=3AndMe link=topic=68229.msg1176911#msg1176911 date=1170184827]
nobody got the "causalities" joke....

man, you guys are slow :-/
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Lol.. I re-read it. cause alaties.. Yeah. lots of theories.


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