Sunday, August 30, 2015

Gas leak in Burning Tree Valley neighborhood in Bethesda

A natural gas leak in Bethesda's Burning Tree Valley neighborhood around 10:45 last night was considered a danger to several nearby homes. Firefighters prepared to evacuate residents of those homes near the intersection of Winterberry Lane at Beech Tree Road, while awaiting a crew from Washington Gas, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said.

Once workers arrived, the leak was contained and it was determined no fire danger was present. The leak was from the Washington Gas system outdoors, not inside any of the affected homes.


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Anonymous said...

I have called in the gas odor at this intersection to Washington Gas several times over the past few months. Apparently, they either either ignored me or didn't fix it right the first times. Not mentioned is that Burning Tree Elementary school is adjacent to the intersection in addition to homes.

Robert Dyer said...

8:13: Sounds like a very dangerous situation. Let's hope they fixed it this time.