Chief Robert Hart
371 Main St.
Acton, MA 01720
For Immediate Release
Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
Contact: Jordan Mayblum
Email: [email protected]
Acton Fire Department Responds After Falling Icicle Ruptures Gas Line
ACTON — Chief Robert Hart reports that the Acton Fire Department responded after a natural gas line was ruptured by a falling icicle Monday morning.
At 11:50 a.m., Acton Fire Engines 21 and 23 and Command Car 30 responded to 25 Westford Lane for a report of a ruptured one inch gas line. Upon arrival, the occupants were evacuated from the building, National Grid was called to contain the leak and the gas was shut off at 1:09 p.m.
There was no fire, nor any injuries as a result of this incident. Acton Firefighters determined that the gas line was ruptured by an icicle that had fallen from the roof of the building.
Firefighters from the Boxboro and Concord Fire Departments provided mutual aid station coverage during the incident.
“Fortunately this incident was quickly contained and no significant damage resulted,” Chief Hart said. “I want to thank our firefighters, as well as those from our mutual aid partners, for their timely response.”