Westport FD: Work crews hit gas line

August 18, 2018

WESTPORT — After fire units had to respond for a gas line struck at a home in town Saturday afternoon, the department is reminding residents to “Call Before You Dig.”

Call Before You Dig is a free service that can be reached by calling 811. The service sends out someone to check for gas lines before any kind of construction is done that will involve digging. Any time digging is done, no matter how minor, there is always the chance a gas line could be hit.

In Saturday’s incident, firefighters got to the house around 12:30 p.m. after work crews at a home on Caccamo Lane struck a gas line.

Three fire engines, a ladder truck and the shift commander all responded to the home. Firefighters worked to protect the area until Southern Connecticut Gas got to the home and shut down the leak.

For more information on Call Before You Dig, visit call811.com/map-page/connecticut.

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