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Champion firefighters battle natural gas fire for four hours

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CHAMPION TWP., Ohio -

Firefighters from Champion Township worked for four hours putting out flames that erupted after a truck severed a natural gas line on Wednesday.

Investigators say a truck from a tree service snapped the meter on a four to six inch gas line along the 4400 block of Templeton Road at around 9:30 a.m.

Although the driver escaped unharmed, the fire quickly spread, consuming the truck entirely.

The fire was so hot, it melted a power line in the area.

The fire was finally extinguished shortly before 1:30 p.m. after workers from a gas company and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources cut off the gas supply.

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