Pole Hole Digger Severs Natural Gas LineA man using a post hole digger to put in fence posts severed an Ameren natural gas line Friday afternoon.
Centralia Fire Protection District officials say the incident occurred on the Michael Brannon property at 13-05 Dover in Wamac. There were no injuries or fire, but the ruptured line was making a hissing sound as gas escaped.
Firemen stood by until Ameren crews arrived on the scene. As a precaution, firemen put out a nearby trash fire.
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