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Friday, December 26, 2014

A dozen families evacuated due to fire at pipeline

''About a dozen families have been allowed to return home after they were evacuated late Wednesday when a fire broke out at the Williams Ohio Valley ethane pipeline meter station in Chartiers Township, Washington County. Five fire departments and a hazardous materials team were called to the scene of the fire at 933 Western Ave., a Washington County dispatch supervisor said. There were no injuries. The fire occurred about 10 p.m. John Poister, a state Department of Environmental Protection spokesman, said it resulted from the over-pressurization of a gas line into the facility. The company, however, has not announced a cause.''