A Gas Main Ignites On Line Avenue [VIDEO]
A gas line break turned dangerous for fire crews last night after a flash fire was ignited at Line and Dudley.
According to a press release from the Shreveport Fire Department:
The Shreveport Fire Department was called to Line Ave and Ockley Drive at 7:27 p.m. for a strong smell of natural gas in the area. Crews arrived on scene at 7:30 p.m. and requested Center Point Energy respond to the area of Line Ave. and Dudley. Shreveport Police assisted in blocking several streets while Center Point located the leak.
At 9:08 p.m. Center Point crews were digging at the intersection of Line Ave. and Dudley when the gas ignited in a flash fire. Additional fire crews were requested to contain the fire and protect surrounding property.
The cause of the flash fire is unknown at this time.
Dan Keele shot this short video of the fire leaping from the break.