NEWS RELEASE 9/19/13: PF&R Responds to Gas Leak in NW Portland
Firefighters are on scene at a gas leak (8432 N.W. Hazeltine St). Initial reports indicate that a construction crew hit a 2 inch line. Traffic will be blocked off in the vicinity at Cedar Ridge Drive. Fire crews are monitoring nearby homes. Northwest Natural is on scene and is currently clamping off the line.
Citizens in the area should maintain a distance outside of any hazard tape. Portland Fire & Rescue reminds citizens that if you suspect a natural gas leak or other gas emergency and are unsure of the severity or what to do, evacuate the area immediately and call 9-1-1 from a safe location. Do not use any types of portable communication and electronic devices that have a battery in the area. These can spark and create a source of ignition.
Contact Info: Ron Rouse P.I.O. Portland Fire & Rescue 503 940 6003