Severed Gas Main 2425 Olympic

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June 10, 2016

Press Release

Dale Hallock, PIO/Administrative Captain
Santa Monica Fire Department
333 Olympic Drive
Santa Monica, CA 90401
P. 310-458-6525, C. (424) 280-6400

On June 10, 2016, at approximately 10:10 AM, Santa Monica Fire Department received reports
of a construction accident, resulting in a severed natural gas main at 2425 Olympic Blvd. First arriving
units found a high pressure, 1” gas main severed with no fire. 3 Engines, a Ladder Truck, a Hazardous
Materials Unit, and Chief Officer Supervisor, ultimately responded to manage the incident. This leak
resulted in the evacuation of 2 neighboring office buildings, 2425 Olympic, and 1620 26th Street. Also,
all streets in the area were blocked for the duration of the leak. Approximately 2 hours after the incident
was reported, Southern California Gas Company was able to cap the leak. Workers were able to return
to their offices after the Fire Department completed inspecting the building with combustible gas detectors,
and found no residual gas. No injuries to civilians, or Firefighters were reported.
  

 

                 

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