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Downed Power Line Ignites Gas Leak in Lodi

By DAMIEN DANIS, Senior Correspondent | November 01, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 110120115

Lodi, NJ - At 8:32 A.M. on November 1st, Lodi Fire and Lodi PD were dispatched to 36 John Street for a telephone pole on fire. Upon arrival, FD units found a power line that landed in the street and set a gas line on fire in front of a home, causing a hazard. Fire command requested a second-alarm to standby in Lodi Fire headquarters as all Lodi companies were committed to the scene. As a precaution for residents, FD personnel began evacuating neighboring homes. PSEG arrived and cut the power to the active power line, then a road crew arrived to dig up the street and shut the gas line. After gas and power was secured, firefighters extinguished the small pockets of fire. All units were available again at 11:50 A.M.

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