Compressed Natural Gas Leak Inside Structure
By Ex-Chief Michael Wichtendahl
January 4, 2023

At 9:37am on Wednesday January 4, 2022 the Nesconset Fire Department responded to a report of natural gas leak at the Smithtown Highway Department yard on NYS Route 347.

Third Assistant Chief AJ Anderson arrived on scene and encountersd a Compressed Natural Gas powered truck inside the service facility that was leaking natural gas. Engine 4-4-1, Engine 4-4-3, and Heavy Rescue 4-4-9 responded and assisted with monitoring the levels of natural gas inside the structure, securing the leaking vehicle and ventilation of the structure. The vehicle was towed out of the service facility after the scene was deemed safe.

All units returned to station at 10:20am. Special thanks to the St. James Fire Department that handled an Automatic Fire Alarm on Washington Ave that occurred during this incident.