Salt Lake City Fire Department provides emergency evacuation support during natural gas leak incident

Attention News Desk / Assignment Editors
Incident Type  Natural gas leak/HazMat incident
Date / Time Monday, March 20, 5:45 p.m.
Location  800 E. Roosevelt Ave.
 On Monday, March 20 around 5:45 p.m. the Salt Lake City Fire Department responded to a request from Questar Gas to assist with a slow-moving natural gas leak in the residential neighborhood near 800 E. Roosevelt Ave.

SLDFD dispatched about 25 firefighters, including its Hazardous Materials (HazMat) team, to assist. Firefighters evacuated 25 to 30 homes, and residents were displaced for several hours.

According to Questar, as part of its routine inspection process, a leak was detected on a 1 1/4-inch service line, so they requested support from the Salt Lake City Fire Department and Salt Lake City Police to help notify and evacuate residents, and provide additional safety support.

Incident Information
Overview Leak was found during routine inspections by Questar Gas
Firefighters Responded  24
Injuries None
Damage  None