Propane Leak Awakens Sleepy Norwalk Neighborhood
By SAYJE BENJAMIN, Correspondent | March 09, 2021 | CONNECTICUT
Story No. 031021104
Photo by Sayje BenjaminFirefighters secure the tank to the burn-off hose
Photo by Sayje BenjaminFlames from the burn-off
Photo by Sayje Benjaminflames from burnt-off propane shoot into the air
Norwalk, CT - Around 11:30 A.M. on March 9th, companies in Norwalk were dispatched to a leaking propane tank on Woodchuck Court. On arrival, companies found a 120-gallon propane tank on the side of the house that had been compromised with an active leak. Command requested Fairfield County Hazmat 1 to the scene from Westport. Upon Hazmat 1's arrival, companies set up to burn off the propane in the leaking tank. Engine 2's bumper line was stretched for safety. Once a safe level of propane was burned off, the leak was secured and companies packed up. The scene was turned over to the homeowners and Gault Energy.
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