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DOWNTOWN GAS LINE LEAK CONTAINED IN LE MARS

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A GAS LEAK THAT CLOSED TRAFFIC TO PART OF DOWNTOWN LE MARS WEDNESDAY HAS BEEN CONTAINED.

FIRE CHIEF DAVE SCHIPPER SAYS IT OCCURRED JUST BEFORE 10 A.M. WHEN A CREW WAS WORKING IN THE ALLEY OFF OF 1ST AVENUE NORTHWEST AND PLYMOUTH STREET.

GASLEAK1 OC…A PRECAUTION. :31

CHIEF SCHIPPER SAYS THE GAS LEVEL STARTED TO REACH A DANGEROUS LEVEL IN THE BUILDING.

GASLEAK2 OC…PHONE LINES. :16

SCHIPPER SAYS THE FRONTIER BUILDING WAS MADE SAFE AND A CREW FROM MIDAMERICAN ENERGY BEGAN REPAIRS ON THE GAS LINE:

GASLEAK3 OC…THE LINE OFF. :24

THE LINE ONLY FED THE FRONTIER BUILDING.

ORANGE CITY FIRE RESCUE ALSO SENT MUTUAL AID TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION.
SCHIPPER SAYS THERE WAS A SECOND GAS LEAK CALL NEAR AMERICAN BANK THAT WAS DEALT WITH, AS WELL AS A MEDICAL CALL, SO THE FIREFIGHTER STAFF WAS KEPT BUSY.