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House explosion due to damaged gas line

Incident Investigation

House explosion due to damaged gas line

February 9, 2022

Gas

Reference Number:

II-1326616-2022 (#26151)



Location: Fernie

Regulated industry sector: Gas - Natural gas system

Incident overview:

Escaping gas from damaged gas line migrated into a home through building openings and contacted a source of ignition, resulting in a large explosion and subsequent fire. Exposed underground gas line was struck by excavator while digging for new water line for a new building on the property. Excavator strike caused the gas line to sever underground next to the home 50 feet from where the excavation was taking place. 

 

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