UPDATE: Natural-gas leak in Upper Fauntleroy

(Added: WSB photo)

4:50 PM: Seattle Fire is arriving in the vicinity of 36th/Thistle to respond to a natural-gas leak. Neighboring homes are being evacuated as a precaution. Puget Sound Energy is on scene. Avoid the area.

5:04 PM: PSE is working on shutting down the leak; SFD is monitoring gas levels in the air.

5:16 PM: PSE is having some difficulty clamping off the line, according to firefighters’ radio communication with dispatch, so this isn’t handled yet.

5:20 PM: The line is now clamped. In a few minutes firefighters plan to check the air again to be sure the homes are safe to re-occupy..

3 Replies to "UPDATE: Natural-gas leak in Upper Fauntleroy"

  • Dustim October 15, 2020 (5:22 pm)

    Just drove through 36th and Cloverdale on my way home. One fire truck and at least 2 other smaller vehicles with lights on between Cloverdale and Thistle on 36th. Hose was being pulled out and something wet was on the pavement. Maybe 20 folks on the sidewalks south of the Cloverdale. 

  • Courtney October 15, 2020 (9:01 pm)

    We live on 37th & Thistle, never got word of a gas leak, let alone notice of evacuation being this close to it all.. I had to read it here on the blog just to know what’s going on. Seems odd since our house butts up to the houses on 36th. We can still hear VERY loud machinery going. Any news on when this will be done?

    • WSB October 15, 2020 (9:11 pm)

      The emergency response is over and that’s the part we covered. What you hear might be repairs? I never caught the cause of the leak – whether it was spontaneous or caused by work – so I don’t know whether a private crew might be at work there.

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