Natural gas leak in Tahoe City causes 10 homes to be evacuated
July 8, 2010
UPDATE: 6:30 p.m. Thursday
TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; Authorities are investigating a natural gas leak about 500 feet from the shores of Lake Tahoe and have evacuated 10 homes as a safety measure. No one was hurt in the incident.
Dave Zaski, spokesman for the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, said firefighters are investigating the cause of the leak, around Edgewater Drive and Dardenelles Avenue. The leak initially occurred around 11:50 a.m.
and#8220;We’ve got a natural gas leak with 10 houses that are being evacuated,and#8221; Zaski said.
According to a NTFPD press release obtained at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the incident was under control. Traffic was closed off in the area, and NV Energy had turned off power to 20 homes in the affected area.
Southwest Gas Co is monitoring and assessing the situation, according to the press release.
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According to NTFPD, more information will be released once the incident is officially closed.