Tornadoes Ravage U.S. South

Tornadoes Strike U.S. South (Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky)
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The glow of a fire at a natural gas pumping station lights up the sky in Hartsville, Tennessee, on the night of Tuesday, February 5, 2008.

The Columbia Gulf Transmission Co. plant apparently took a direct hit from one of the many tornadoes that struck the U.S. south, a company spokesperson told the Associated Press.

No one was killed in the explosion, though it reportedly rattled windows as much as five miles (three kilometers) away. Firefighters got the blaze under control on the morning of Wednesday, February 5.

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—Photograph by Dallus Whitfield/Lebanon Democrat/AP
 
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