Fire crews respond quickly to gas break, leak kept to small area - Tucson News Now

Fire crews respond quickly to gas break, leak kept to small area

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Fire crews on scene of gas leak (Source: Golder Ranch Fire) Fire crews on scene of gas leak (Source: Golder Ranch Fire)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Crews from Golder Ranch Fire and Northwest Fire responded to an early morning gas line break on the northwest side.

The break occurred on Tangerine Road near La Cholla, after a construction crew struck a 2" gas line, according to a Golder Ranch Fire release. 

Neighborhoods close to the leak were patrolled to see how far the gas leak had spread, according to the release. No residents were found at home at the time of the leak and the gas was limited to the immediate area. 

Tangerine Road was closed while Southwest Gas crews worked to fix the gas line; it took the crew 30 minutes to cap the line, after it was reported. Tangerine Road has since reopened.

"This was an excellent automatic aid response by both agencies to address this incident," said Northwest Fire District Division Chief Kelly McCoy. 

"This is why we train together, to provide the best response to the public," said Golder Ranch Fire District Battalion Chief William Foss.

Golder Ranch is encouraging everyone to know what is beneath the ground before they dig.  Blue Stake is a free service that will identify any service lines buried in the area.  For more information go online to www.grfdaz.gov.

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