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Gas leak in Richmond apartment causes explosion and fire

Incident Investigation

Gas leak in Richmond apartment causes explosion and fire

July 10, 2019

Gas

Reference Number:

II-882435-2019 (#14204)



Location: Richmond
Regulated industry sector: Gas - Natural gas system

Incident overview

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.

Impact

Injury

  • Quantity of injuries: 0
  • Injury description: None
  • Injury rating: None

Damage

  • 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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