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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Four Inch Natural Gas Line Struck, One Block Radius Evacuated

December 12, 2013

On December 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm, the New Orleans Fire Department responded to a 911 call placed by a resident in the 2500 block of Jefferson Avenue.  The B & K construction company was working on the median moving a large slab of concrete when the excavator struck a four inch natural gas line. Residents in a one block radius of the incident were evacuated until the leak can be contained. Entergy is working to seal the leak.

There were no injuries.



Rec’d call: 1:17 pm             

On scene:  1:18 pm                          

Units:             2          

Firefighters:   5                    

Injuries:          None             

Cause:           Machinery struck pipeline.            


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