Gas line pressure increase causes 9 house fires in Ohio village
January 24th, 2011
11:42 AM ET

Gas line pressure increase causes 9 house fires in Ohio village

At least nine homes in the Ohio village of Fairport Harbor caught fire Monday after an increase in gas line pressure, the mayor's office said.

Authorities scrambled to shut off gas service amid reports of gas fumes in the air.

Lake County Sheriff Daniel Dunlap said that as of about 8:40 a.m., gas service had been shut off and all the fires were believed to be out.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    i had a fast blast of gas after eating a beefy burrito from tacobell.. luckly no-one was injured in the gas attack.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Usually economic downturns provide the opportunity to ugrade our infrastructure All we got out of this one was some illegals patching potholes and fixing sidewalks.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kim

    I was wondering why they called it a villiage instead of a neirborhood or block, well at least no one died.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    During and shortly after the Great Depression, huge public works projects gave us work, and helped our infrastructure. What? We can't afford it? If China will extend US credit so we can keep making social security payments, I see no reason why they wouldn't do the same to help with our infrastructure. Do you?

    January 24, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Infrastructure has to be maintained, other wise it will need to be fixed-which may be more expensive. Yes, funds should be allocated for this. I am on board with you here Philip, but I doubt it will happen anytime soon.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |