‘Significant’ gas leak south of Huallen

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No one was harmed after a sour-gas leak on Range Road 92 near Township Road 704 south of Huallen Monday, said Matthew Smith, Wembley Fire Department chief.

“There was a significant leak,” Smith said.

“We’re glad it went the way it did, and no one was hurt or injured.”

Smith said the department received a 911 call from a resident reporting “a dirty vapour or dirty cloud” near an oil-and-gas facility.

When the firefighters arrived, they found several pickup trucks belonging to the energy company were on site and the leak had been stopped.

Smith said he was unsure how long the leak lasted.

The Wembley firefighters checked with residents living downwind from the incident. They reported smelling something funny but no one was ill, he said.

Smith encouraged anyone who observes similar incidents related to oil-and-gas facilities to keep a distance and call 911.

Brad Quarin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Town & Country News