WINTHROP — Fire Chief Paul Flanagan reports that the Winthrop Fire Department responded after a gas service line was struck near a home in town today.
At approximately 12:45 p.m., Winthrop Fire was dispatched to 31A Almont St.for a report of a damaged gas service line. Firefighters determined upon their arrival that a line serving a single home was struck by a fencing contractor working in the area.
A total of five homes, including the affected one and four nearby homes, were temporarily evacuated out of an abundance of caution. Residents were allowed to safely return to their homes at approximately 1:15 p.m. after National Grid responded to secure the service line and restore service.
The incident remains under investigation by the Winthrop Police and Fire Departments.