On Thanksgiving evening at 6:10 PM, KVFD was dispatched to investigate a gas leak in the 3500 block of Cemetary Road. The caller reported that they live next to an Eastern Shore natural gas line and there was a strong odor of gas outside.
Assistant Chief Klingler arrived and confirmed that there was an active release from the pipeline. County Radio notified the Eastern Shore pipeline and they dispatched a crew to assist. Firefighters stood-by and monitored with gas monitors while fire police shutdown Cemetary Road and Strasburg Road between Lenover Hill Road and N. Limestone Road. A "Shelter in Place" advisory was sent via Reverse 9-1-1 to all homes in the area.
Ass't Chief Klingler advised that the natural gas is less dense than air and is therefore rising.
At 7:17 PM he advised that product is still being released but the air quality is good. The wind is helping to dissipate the gas.
At 8:05 PM, Ass’t Chief Klingler reports the that the leak has been stopped - area is safe.