Natural Gas Leak Causes Evacuation

Contact: Chief Peter O’Leary
Fond du Lac Fire Department
(920) 322-3802
(920) 251-9806


August 8, 2011


FOND DU LAC, WI – On Monday August 8, 2011, at 2:05 p.m. the Fond du Lac Fire Department responded to a report natural gas line that was severed by contractors working on 3rd Street between Main and Marr.


Firefighters worked with Alliant Energy and the sub-contractor to isolate the leak and monitor the surrounding area for the presence of natural gas.  It took crews just over an hour to secure the leak.  Some businesses in the area were evacuated until the leak was stopped.


Main Street traffic was diverted by Fond du Lac Police between 2nd Street and Court Street as well as 3rd Street between Marr and Main Street.


There were no injuries reported.

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