Oconee Fire and Rescue Responds to Ruptured Natural Gas Line
Wonder where the fire trucks were headed last week? Check out calls the Oconee County Fire Rescue responded to during the week of Aug. 20-26, 2012.
Oconee Fire and Rescue responded to a ruptured natural gas line on August 20 at approximately 11:03 a.m. The ruptured line was located at 1090 Hog Mountain Road.
Residents should be aware of how to handle a natural gas leak should one occur in their area. Natural gas leaks may be detected by a distinctive odor, an unusual hissing sound near gas appliances or gas lines, blowing dirt, bubbling creeks or ponds, dry spots in moist areas or dead plants surrounded by live plants near a gas line. In the case of a suspected leak citizens should leave the immediate area, call 9-1-1 and do not do anything that might ignite an explosion such as lighting a match, operating an electrical switch or using a telephone inside a building where a leak is suspected.
Here is a summary of calls Oconee County Fire Rescue answered during the week of Aug. 20-26:
- Aug. 20 at 1:07 p.m., 2740 Daniels Bridge Road, St. Mary's
- Aug. 20 at 7:01 p.m., 1691 Oconee Crossing Circle
- Aug. 23 at 5:49 p.m., 1041 Forest Road
- Aug. 21 at 1:48 p.m., Malcom Bridge Road and Hodges Mill Road
- Aug. 23 at 1:50 p.m., Highway 316 and 10 Loop
- Aug. 23 at 3:44 p.m., 3000 Block Barnett Shoals Road
- Aug. 23 at 11:13 p.m., Highway 316 and Mars Hill Road
- Aug. 24 at 2:08 p.m., Highway 316 and Highway 78
- Aug. 24 at 5:27 p.m., Hog Mountain Road and Capital Avenue
- Aug. 26 at 3:45 a.m., Highway 316 near Dials Mill Road
- Aug. 23 at 9:39 a.m., 1140 Long Creek Drive
- Aug. 24 at 2:29 p.m., 2601 Hog Mountain Road, Oconee Presbyterian
- Aug. 24 at 3:34 p.m., Atlanta Highway and North Burson Avenue
There were a total of 42 medical emergencies last week. All information was provided by Oconee County Fire Rescue.