House fire due to gas leak from unbonded gas tubing hit by lightning

Incident Investigation

Small house fire due to a gas leak from an unbonded gas tubing hit by lightning

June 24, 2020


Reference Number:

II-1031540-2020 (#18557)

Location: Campbell River

Regulated industry sector: Gas - Natural gas system

Incident overview

A lightning strike created a hole in the coated stainless steel gas tubing (CSST) that was not bonded to ground. The strike arced between a metallic support clamp on the CSST and the siding wire mesh.

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