Route 7 Reopens After Diesel Fuel Explosion Sparks Massive Fire

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 7/14/14 @ 6:15 a.m..

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Route 7 between Belpre and Marietta reopened at 12:30 a.m. Monday.

Some firefighters stayed overnight at Greenleaf Recycling Facility just to make sure the fire didn't rekindle.

Route 7 was closed because a hose from the river was blocking it.

No word yet on what started the fire.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Firefighters spent Sunday on the scene of a massive fire along Route 7 between Belpre and Marietta.

It happened just before noon at Greenleaf Recycling.

WSAZ's sister station, WTAP, reports that the fire started near some diesel tanks -- causing them to explode.

Route 7 remains closed in the area, and isn't expected to reopen until Monday morning.

Dominion Gas also shut off natural gas service in the area.

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