Gas leak in Richmond apartment causes explosion and fire
July 10, 2019
Regulated industry sector: Gas - Natural gas system
Work performed during a natural gas fireplace retrofit created a gas leak within a four-story apartment building resulting in an explosion and fire. The building was evacuated and the fire department extinguished the fire.
- Quantity of injuries: 0
- Injury description: None
- Injury rating: None
- Damage description: Damage to multiple suites in an apartment building due to an explosion, fire and fire suppression activities.
- Damage rating: Major
Incident rating: Major
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