Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gas Leak Closes Blossom Valley Road

Blossom Valley-

On Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 8:47 AM, the Lakeside Fire Protection District received a call about a ruptured natural gas line in the 10000 blk of Blossom Valley Road. The reporting party stated that the service line to the residence had been ruptured and was leaking gas.

Crews staff a charged hose line in anticipation of SDG&E crews working in close proximity.
On the arrival of Engine 26 (Blossom Valley Station) they determined a gas line had been ruptured during the installation of a fence and the leak was deep inside of a post hole. Because of the vicinity of the leak next to the roadway the decision was made to close Blossom Valley Road. On the arrival of 4103 (Laff) he assumed command of the incident and assigned 4702 (Rushing, Alpine FD) to a safety position.

A firefighter stands at the ready with a charged hose line while a SDG&E crew works near the leak.
A clamp was applied till a permanent repair can be made.
SDG&E arrived and was able to access, and secure the leak. As a reminder, homeowners can call SDG&E prior to a project and they will locate your gas line free of charge.

Units Assigned to Incident:




4103 (Laff)

4702 (Rushing)

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire Protection District
Photos By: Fire Captain Chuck Palmore, Lakeside Fire Protection District

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