Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Gas main break causes evacuation of 10 Kensington homes

A gas man break in Kensington Thursday afternoon caused the evacuation of 10 homes.

Firefighters shortly after 3 p.m. responded to the 2900 block of E Street for a report of a natural gas odor, according to Philadelphia Fire Department Capt. Clifford Gilliam. Philadelphia Gas Works employees arrived a short time later to investigate the source of the leak. Gilliam said PGW officials believe there was a break in a 6-inch gas main and are working to repair it.

Nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution until the leak is placed under control. There is not yet word on when they may be able to return to their homes.

Contact Alex Wigglesworth at 215-854-2305 or awigglesworth@philly.com. Follow @phila_lex on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

Alex Wigglesworth PHILLY.COM
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected