Gas Main Struck

The crew stood by at Darby and Clearfield after being dispatched around 21:15 hours on Tuesday, October 19th. PECO contractors struck a low pressure main around that time and immediately notified the Delaware County 911 center which dispatched police and fire. Thanks to a PECO Emergency Response crew responding quickly, the hole in the main was temporarily patched until a crew could respond later for a permanent fix. Squad 38, Ladder 38, and Engine 38 stood by in case the natural gas ignited while assisting families from four houses in temporarily evacuating. Rescue 58 was also called in to ensure that PECO responders had a sufficient air supply while working in the trench. The scene was declared under control 2 ½ hours after the initial dispatch and the families were allowed to return home. No gas services were disturbed by the incident.