06/24/14 273 W, 3 I - + 6 - 3 Yesterday's Gas Leak in Clayton

Though cited as Garner in my tweets, which was the fire district, as the incident occurred just inside Wake County. That's a plume of highly pressured natural gas rising some twenty feet into the air from a pipeline facility in the 4700 block of Guy Road yesterday. Neighbors reported an explosion about 8 p.m. What they heard was an eight-inch wide relief valve opening at an above-ground regulator station. The sound was enormous, as radio transmissions from the scene attested. Sounded like a jet engine in the background as Garner Engine 4 arrived and reported their findings.

Crews commenced establishing a wide perimeter, with residents within a mile evacuated from their homes, and roads into the area closed.

That included Highway 70 in both directions at Guy Road. The command post was established at a service station at that corner, along with staging and rehab. Garner and Clayton fire units were on scene, along with Raleigh haz-mat units, which were special called. The leak was stopped about 8:50 p.m. The haz-mat crews commenced air monitoring, using an ATV to take atmospheric readings at various locations around the site. News reported that Highway 70 was reopened about two hours later.

Units on scene included  Garner E4, E5, L1, R1, Tanker 12, B1, C1; Eastern Wake P1, Tanker 3; Clayton E4, B2, C1; Raleigh HM1, HM3, HM4, B3; Wake County EMS 7, D1, D6, T1; WC 1; Wake EM. See preliminary photos from Legeros. And what details are missing or outright wrong? Might submit this to Firehouse.com.

Garner’s actual list of units onscene were: E-4,E-1, L-1,Batt 1 and other chiefs. I believe your listing of mutual aid units is correct.
Mike Bishop - 06/24/14 - 09:50

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