Nelson sewage plant propane leak investigated

The cause of the leak is under investigation

The cause of the gas leak at the sewage treatment plant is under investigation.

At about 9 a.m. today the Nelson Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of a propane leak in the boiler room at the Nelson sewage treatment plant. Both on duty members and the Chief responded immediately with two additional members responding from home.

The first arriving crew’s primary objective was to shut off the propane supply to the building and eliminate any potential ignition sources.

When a backup crew was on scene two fire attack hose lines were deployed, the building was ventilated, and entry was made to assess for any explosive gas levels. A complete check of the interconnected buildings was conducted with no gas levels detected.

In the boiler room a gas alarm was activated on one of the boilers for reasons unknown. This boiler was shut off until it could be assessed and repaired.

Nelson Fire Rescue responded to the incident with two fire engines and one utility vehicle. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. The cause of the gas alarm is still under investigation by the BC Safety Authority Gas Branch and the plant operators.

“Nelson Fire Rescue Services would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that if they smell gas to evacuate and call 911,” said assistant fire chief Mike Daloise. “Do not phone from inside the house or activate any electrical switches.”

 

 

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