Major Gas Leak in the Borough
By Lieutenant Bret Baker
July 8, 2017

Just before 11am, WCFD crews were dispatched to assist PECO in the 200 block of West Miner Street for a gas leak. PECO crews had an odor of natural gas in the area with high levels of natural gas inside multiple homes in the block. WCFD crews arrived, secured a water supply, and assisted with air monitoring as well as evacuations. Fire police from West Chester and Goshen Fire Company helped secure a 1/2 block perimeter around the incident. PECO crews located multiple leaks along a buried gas line running down the street. WCFD crews stood by with a hand-line as PECO dug up the road and completed emergency repairs on the pipeline. Due to the extended duration of the incident crews were rotated out between the 3 WCFD companies. Just after 5pm the scene was stable enough to turn over to PECO for completion.

Units: WCFD, Good Fellowship Ambulance, Goshen Fire Police