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The remains of a residential structure is leveled and burning after a natural gas line explosion Tuesday afternoon Dec. 11, 2012 along Route 21 in between Sissonville, W.V. and Pocatalico, W.V. At least five homes went up in flames Tuesday afternoon and a badly burned section of the expressway in West Virginia was closed after a natural gas line exploded in an hour-long inferno. (AP Photo/The Daily Mail, Rober M. Wojcieszak ) MBO (REV-SHARE)

The remains of a residential structure is leveled and burning after a natural gas line explosion Tuesday afternoon Dec. 11, 2012 along Route 21 in between Sissonville, W.V. and Pocatalico, W.V. At least five homes went up in flames Tuesday afternoon and a badly burned section of the expressway in West Virginia was closed after a natural gas line exploded in an hour-long inferno. (AP Photo/The Daily Mail, Rober M. Wojcieszak ) MBO (REV-SHARE)

Massive gas line explosion in W. Va.

December 12, 2012

Contractors worked through the night scraping away burned asphalt and

repaving an 800-foot swath of Interstate 77 charred by a massive natural

gas line explosion and fire (Dec. 11) that also flattened four homes and damaged

five more but caused no deaths. (AP)