The fire is out in Anderson County after lightning struck a gas line

OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. (WVLT)-- The gas line fire is now out after lightning struck the gas line during Monday's severe storms.

Anderson County Emergency Management Director Steve Payne said lightning struck an underground gas line causing the fire on Hoskins Gap Road.

The fire was coming from inside the ground.

The gas line was from an oil well so no houses were in any danger.

The flames were 8-10 feet high.

Payne says they shut down the gas pipeline, so the fire would go out.

We've got a crew on the scene and will have pictures tonight after the NCAA Championship Game on Volunteer TV.

Join the Conversation!

While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:

  • Obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, racism, violent descriptions, name-calling or personal attacks.
  • Abuse of multiple accounts.
  • Off-topic comments.

Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator. 
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 119221479 -
Gray Television, Inc.