Centennial Natural Gas Fire

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Natural Gas Fire

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At 12:50 on July 19th, 2018 South Metro Fire Rescue responded to an accident involving a trenching tractor in a neighborhood under construction at 15895 E. Otero Ave. The workers called 911 and reported that they struck a natural gas line underground, which burst into flames. When Firefighters arrived they found the tractor fully engulfed and a large volume of fire venting from the pressurized natural gas. Thankfully the operator of the trencher safely evacuated and no one was injured. Firefighters used water streams to protect the nearby fence and building from radiant heat until Xcel Energy arrived and shut off the gas. As a precaution, Tower 35 also laddered the roof of the closest building to monitor heat conditions. No structures were damaged but the tractor was destroyed.

Units on Scene: Battalion Chief 61, Battalion Chief 32, Safety 32, Safety 35, Engine 42, Medic 42, Tower 35, Engine 44 & PIO 30

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