Dec 27, 2015 12:12 PM
DERRY - Homes on either side of a leaking propane tank were evacuated on Saturday afternoon as firefighters dealt with the leak and dispersed the fumes.
Firefighters say a delivery truck hit the valves on the top of an underground tank at 10 Rocco Drive, shearing them off and triggering the leak. Firefighters deployed a vapor control device to disperse the vapors. Residents on either side were evacuated as a precaution. No one was injured.
"One of the problems we have with propane is that it's heavier than air and so it'll accumulate in low spaces, particularly basements or low spots in the ground" said Derry Fire Lt. Greg Laro. "We need to work to push those fumes, that gas, away from those types of area and disperse it away from residences."
Technicians from the propane company and firefighters were able to plug the leak and stop the flow of gas from the tank in just over an hour.
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