Acton Fire Department Responds After Falling Icicle Ruptures Gas Line

The following is a press release from the Acton Fire Department.

ACTON — Chief Robert Hart reports that the Acton Fire Department responded after a natural gas line was ruptured by a falling icicle Monday morning.

At 11:50 a.m., Acton Fire Engines 21 and 23 and Command Car 30 responded to 25 Westford Lane for a report of a ruptured one inch gas line.

Upon arrival, the occupants were evacuated from the building and National Grid was called to contain the leak.

The gas was shut off at 1:09 p.m. and National Grid remained on the scene to finalize repairs. 

The above ground line fed a meter which was supplying gas to the commercial structure at that location.

There was no fire, nor any injuries as a result of this incident. Acton Firefighters determined that the gas line was ruptured by an icicle that had fallen from the roof of the building.

Firefighters from the Boxboro and Concord Fire Departments provided mutual aid station coverage during the incident.

“Fortunately this incident was quickly contained and no significant damage resulted,” Chief Hart said. “I want to thank our firefighters, as well as those from our mutual aid partners, for their timely response.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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