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Homes evacuated near site of Hannibal well pad fire

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Authorities investigating weekend fire in southern Monroe County


HANNIBAL, Ohio -- A fire at a natural gas well site in Monroe County forced many area residents out of their homes on Saturday.

Six fire companies from Ohio and West Virginia responded to the well pad in Hannibal on Saturday evening, and fought the blaze for many hours. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office and troopers from the State Highway Patrol evacuated more than 20 residents from their homes as a precaution.

The operator of the well site, Statoil USA Onshore Properties, says that no one was injured as a result of the fire. A company representative said that the fire was on the surface and not burning in any of its wells.

Authorities say a tubing malfunction led to the well pad fire that spread to about 20 trucks on the pad and set off explosions Saturday. An investigation into the blaze is ongoing.

One environmental group has drawn attention to a fish kill that occurred in a creek near the site of the weekend fire. Ohio Environmental Council deputy director Jack Shaner said he was told the kill spanned a few miles.

An ODNR spokesman said Sunday that he didn't have details about the fish kill or whether it was related to the fire.

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