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Gas Line Fire on Sycamore Road in Princeton

A gas line was struck on the 100 block of Sycamore Road in Princeton this afternoon. Photo by Seth Callen.
A gas line was struck on the 100 block of Sycamore Road in Princeton this afternoon. Photo by Seth Callen.

 

Today just after 4 p.m.,  an electrical contractor struck a gas line while using a trenching machine on the lawn of a residence on the 100 block of Sycamore Road, police said.

The trenching machine caused the gas line to spark and catch fire. Princeton police officers, the Princeton Fire Department, and the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad responded to the residence. The gas fire did not threaten any nearby homes and no evacuations were necessary. The homeowner on Sycamore Road was at home at the time of the incident.

PSE&G responded to the scene and at 4:23 p.m. and shut off the gas line, extinguishing the fire.

No injuries were reported at the scene. The resident’s backyard fence was damaged.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

2 comments

  • That’s the third incident involving contractors striking underground gas lines in Princeton in the last year. You’d think after that house blew up in Ewing that people would be more careful about mapping where underground utilities are.

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