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Gas Leak Closes Roads and Community College

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At about 8:15 am, Wednesday, September 29, 2010, firefighters responded to a report of a natural gas leak near Largo Road (Route 202) and Campus Way South in Largo. Upon arrival they found a 4 inch high-pressure natural gas line break that occurred during land excavation on the grounds of the Prince George’s Community College […]

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NIOSH REPORT ON FORESTVILLE STRIP MALL EXPLOSION – MAY 2009 On May 7, 2009, two captains, a lieutenant, and five fire fighters were injured during a natural gas explosion at a strip mall in Maryland. At 1254 hours, dispatch reported a natural gas leak inside a business at a strip mall. Five minutes later, the initial […]

Gas Leak at Penn Mar Shopping Center Mitigated

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Prince George’s County Firefighters were alerted to a potentially dangerous situation at a strip shopping center. A Washington Gas Company employee was investigating a customer complaint of an odor of natural gas near the Marshall’s Department Store at Penn Mar Shopping Center, 3400 Donnell Drive in Forestville. The Gas Co. employee encountered a strong odor […]

Natural Gas Leak at Census Bureau HQ

At about 10:00 AM, Friday, June 05, 2009, Prince George’s County Firefighters were alerted to a release of natural gas at a large government campus. Fire/EMS units responded to the Census Bureau Headquarters at 4600 Silver Hill Road in Suitland and discovered a piece of construction equipment operating in the area of the North Garage […]