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Fire crews look on as flames burn from a gas line explosion near Sissonville, West Virginia December 11, 2012. The explosion in Sissonville, about 10 miles north of Charleston, setting several houses and buildings on fire, authorities said. REUTERS/The Charleston Gazette/Rusty Marks

Fire crews look on as flames burn from a gas line explosion near Sissonville, West Virginia December 11, 2012. The explosion in Sissonville, about 10 miles north of Charleston, setting several houses and buildings on fire, authorities said....more

Fire crews look on as flames burn from a gas line explosion near Sissonville, West Virginia December 11, 2012. The explosion in Sissonville, about 10 miles north of Charleston, setting several houses and buildings on fire, authorities said. REUTERS/The Charleston Gazette/Rusty Marks
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Flames burn from a gas line explosion near Sissonville, West Virginia December 11, 2012. The explosion in Sissonville, about 10 miles north of Charleston, set several houses and buildings on fire, authorities said. REUTERS/The Charleston Gazette/Chris Dorst

Flames burn from a gas line explosion near Sissonville, West Virginia December 11, 2012. The explosion in Sissonville, about 10 miles north of Charleston, set several houses and buildings on fire, authorities said. REUTERS/The Charleston...more

Flames burn from a gas line explosion near Sissonville, West Virginia December 11, 2012. The explosion in Sissonville, about 10 miles north of Charleston, set several houses and buildings on fire, authorities said. REUTERS/The Charleston Gazette/Chris Dorst
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