Propane Leak Forces Evacuation|| |
A large portion of
downtown Moose Jaw has been evacuated.
Published: October 1, 2007
There's propane leak in a CP Rail car. That
rail car is in the CP Rail yard and crews are
working on it right now.
Moose Jaw firefighters, police and City of Moose
Jaw crews are on the scene and standing by and
are prepared for the worst.
Corporal Blair Bucsis of the Moose Jaw Police
Service filled us in.
"Yes, we've had a liquid propane car...leaking.
We have an area between 2nd Avenue North East to
2nd Avenue North West, including Manitoba and
River Streets evacuated," said Corporal Bucsis.
"The concern with this...the propane tank could
catch fire and act like a torpedo so, they have
emergency response teams on scene to assist and
bleed it (the propane) off as soon as possible."
In the meantime, Corporal Bucsis is asking all
local residents to avoid that area of downtown