AP NEWS
Click to copy
Click to copy

Agency investigating Kentucky pipeline explosion seeks video

August 2, 2019
1 of 4
In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 photo provided by Naomi Hayes, a fire burns after an explosion near Junction City, Ky. A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. (Naomi Hayes via AP)
1 of 4
In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 photo provided by Naomi Hayes, a fire burns after an explosion near Junction City, Ky. A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. (Naomi Hayes via AP)

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal officials are in Kentucky investigating a natural gas pipeline explosion that killed one woman and hospitalized five others and have asked anyone with video of the blast to contact the agency.

The National Transportation Safety Board investigator in charge, Mike Hiller, talked to reporters Friday and said the investigation process can take 12 to 18 months. Hiller asked anyone with video of the explosion early Thursday to send it to witness@ntsb.gov.

The agency sent three investigators on Thursday evening. Hiller says investigators have met with representatives of pipeline owner Enbridge Inc. and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Hiller said the pipeline in Lincoln County was installed in 1957 and runs from Ohio to Mississippi, moving more than 1.8 million cubic feet per day.

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.