Ward 6 Fire Dept. was dispatched to a reported gas leak at a well site in the 4800 block of Edgerly Rd. on Thursday, June 24, at 5:27 p.m. Upon arrival, it was discovered that there was a failure on the wellhead and high pressure natural gas, salt water, and oil distillate was being discharged.
An immediate isolation distance of 330 ft. in all directions was established while the notification process was completed. At approximately 7:30 p.m., changes in weather conditions required a larger isolation distance and three residential structures were evacuated as a precautionary measure.
Edgerly Rd between Bud Bennett Rd. and Pine Forest Rd. remained closed until Friday, June 25.
Agencies assisting Ward 6 Fire include, Houston River FD, DeQuincy FD, Beauregard FD 2, LSP Emergency Services Unit, and DEQ.