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Fire At Longview Power Plant In W. Va. Causes Evacuations

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Firefighters were at a methane gas fire at a power plant in Monongalia County, West Virginia.

An evacuation order was issued for a 1 mile radius around the Longview Power Plant in Maidsville, north of Morgantown and just over the border from Pennsylvania.

However, the evacuation order has since been lifted.

Anyone in the 1 mile area is being asked to evacuate toward Route 100.

A shelter has been set up at the Granville Fire Social Hall in Granville.

Right now there are no reported injuries and all employees have been safely evacuated.

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