5 NEWS UDPATE: 'Ball of Fire' Reported in Randolph County Sky Possibly Linked to East Coast Meteor Sightings
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on March 22, 2013 @ 11:09PM
Created on March 22, 2013 @ 9:33PM
Emergency crews in Randolph County have determined that the "ball of fire" seen by many residents around 8:00 p.m. Friday was part of many meteorite sightings up and down the east coast.
The 911 center in Randolph County received several calls tonight about a ball of fire in the sky. Agencies from at least two counties responded to the Coalton area of Rich Mountain to investigate.
According to lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com, there have been reports today in ten states on the east coast plus Washington D.C. of possible falling meteorites with bright light, long duration and fragmentation.
ORIGINAL STORY 3/22/2013:
The 911 center in Randolph County has received multiple calls Friday evening about a "ball of fire" falling from the sky just after 8:00 p.m. near the Coalton side of Rich Mountain.
Agencies from at least two counties have responded to that area to determine what, if anything, fell from the sky.
There have been reports today in ten states on the east coast plus Washington, D.C. of possible meteorites with bright light, long duration and fragmentation.
We have a reporter in the area and will bring you more details as they're made available.
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