UPDATE: Gas-line break near Delridge/Kenyon

(Texted photo)

2:11 PM: Avoid Delridge Way SW near SW Kenyon – a big Seattle Fire response is on the way for a reported break in a 2″ gas line. Updates to come.

2:14 PM: Firefighters are telling dispatch they’re evacuating adjacent residences as a precaution.

2:25 PM: They’re calling for medical help for one person.

2:30 PM: That’s now been canceled. Puget Sound Energy has arrived and firefighters say the leak “has been shut down.”

2:39 PM: Some of the SFD responding units have been dismissed. Now the crews on scene are testing the air in nearby buildings to be sure it’s safe for people to go back inside (including construction workers).

2:43 PM: Firefighters told dispatch it’ll be “at least 10 more minutes” before they can resume letting buses (and presumably other traffic) through.

13 Replies to "UPDATE: Gas-line break near Delridge/Kenyon"

  • trickycoolj June 22, 2021 (2:32 pm)

    Helicopters are here

    • WSB June 22, 2021 (2:38 pm)

      Just TV, they were passing by anyway. Nothing to see, winding down now.

      • trickycoolj June 22, 2021 (2:40 pm)

        Gotta get that B-roll for the 5:00 news :)

        • WSB June 22, 2021 (2:50 pm)

          This probably won’t make the show unless it’s a REALLY slow day. Checking out low-level breaking news like this is a gamble, but they were passing this way anyway – I happened to be checking flight tracker for something unrelated and noted the shared chopper heading this way from the south.

      • N Klein June 22, 2021 (2:44 pm)

        Still plenty to see – FIVE fire trucks and the helicopter. 

  • Jody June 22, 2021 (2:35 pm)

    Holy cow! That’s right by us!  I was wondering what the helicopter and sirens were for. How scary!! Helicopter is still flying over. 

  • Flivver June 22, 2021 (4:38 pm)

    KOMO had chopper video on their 3:30 broadcast.

  • Delridge & Brandon June 22, 2021 (5:31 pm)

    I wonder if they called 811 before digging ?

    • Hammer in Hammer June 22, 2021 (8:45 pm)

      It is the law to call 811. If you fail to do so and you break something the fine is 3x the cost of repairif They hit something that was not located that on the utility 

  • AMD June 22, 2021 (5:49 pm)

    Is this related to the road construction?

    • WSB June 22, 2021 (6:32 pm)

      Residential construction was what they were discussing. (Added, we just drove by to verify. Yes, housing construction at the logged address, just south of Holden.)

    • Marc June 23, 2021 (3:49 am)

      This was a contractor building you a new condo building. So beware of building condos.

  • Sillygoose June 23, 2021 (7:48 am)

    UH OH! Did someone forget to call 811!! LOL

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