Members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Powhatan Point Police Department direct traffic away from State Route 148 Thursday, Feb. 15 following a gas well fire on Cat’s Run Road. The explosion at the well forced the evacuation of residents in a one-mile radius from the fire.

Powhatan residents forced to evacuate following gas well fire

A gas well fire near forced the evacuation of residents in a one-mile radius Thursday, Feb. 15 in Powhatan Point.

Emergency crews in Belmont County were alerted of the fire at 9:38 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.

The fire occurred on the XTO Schnegg well pad on Cat’s Run Road near Powhatan.

No one was injured in the explosion.

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