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News Release
Natural Gas Leak on SE 4th Street - 12/07/17

At 7:59 AM on Thursday, December 07, 2017, Newport Fire Department was dispatched to a natural gas leak at 724 SE 4th Street in Newport. A construction crew working on the Bay/Moore Storm Sewer Replacement Project accidently cut through a 1 ?1/2-inch gas line buried under the street.

Fire and police personnel limited access to SE 4th Street between SE Harney and SE Fogarty Street along with SE Fogarty Street between SE 2nd Street and SE 5th Street. Four homes, and 12 people located immediately downwind were safely evacuated. Yaquina View School was asked to keep their students indoors during this incident as a safety precaution.

Newport Fire Department received assistance from Newport Police Department and Newport Public Works Department. Newport Fire Department responded with two fire engines, one rescue truck, two chief officers and ten firefighters. After about an hour, Northwest Natural Gas Operations crews were able to turn off the flow of gas without further incident

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