Gas Leak Prompts School Evacuation

MEDFORD, Ore. — Abraham Lincoln Elementary school was evacuated for a short time on Wednesday morning following reports of a gas leak.  Medford Fire and Rescue arrived on scene and investigated the stench.  Fire crews found the gas smell was coming from somewhere in the cafeteria and called Avista. Avista used their special gas detection … Continue reading »

Gas Leak Prompts Lockdown in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ore. — A gas leak near Phoenix High School has prompted a lockdown this morning. A 3″ diameter pipe burst from a home contstruction project directly across the street from the high school. The fire department did not evacuate the building because winds are not blowing in the direction of the school. Under the … Continue reading »

SOU Construction Crews Hit Gas Line

ASHLAND, Ore., – Crews working on the new dorms at Southern Oregon University had quite a scare Thursday, as their equipment punctured a gas line. Ashland firefighters say a backhoe struck a two-inch gas line near the construction site on Stadium Street. The gas leak shot gravel in the air and sent crews running for … Continue reading »