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Abercrombie Fuel in Danville dealing with major gas leak

UPDATE: Danville Police investigating Abercrombie Oil propane leak

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UPDATE (11:22 a.m.): Press Release from Danville Fire Department

The Danville Fire Department responded to a major propane leak at 200 River St. We responded with three engines a ladder truck and a command unit.

Upon arrival units encountered a large vapor cloud of propane. River St. was blocked as well as the walking trail from the intersection of Main and River to the intersection of River St. and Halifax Rd. for a little more than 2 hours by fire and police personnel for protection of citizens.

Fire crews set up the ladder truck and placed handlines into operation to suppress the vapors. Once those streams were in place and operating crews made entry under the protection of water streams and were able to stop the flow of gas by shutting of emergency shut off valves. Crews remained on scene for approximately another hour dissipating gas that was left.

Plant officials with Abercrombie Oil companies Propane gas division arrived on scene and finished securing the facility and deemed that the situation was secure.The cause of the leak is being investigated by the Danville Fire Department Fire Marshals office and the Danville Police Department.

UPDATE (8:00 a.m.): Fire officials tell us the gas leak has been sealed and the scene is now clear. River Street is now back open.

DANVILLE (WSLS) - A major gas leak at Abercrombie Oil in Danville has shut down River Street until further notice. 

According to the Danville Fire Chief, employees at Abercrombie Oil arrived around 6:15 a.m. to find a large cloud of propane gas in the parking lot. They discovered the source of the leak was a line connecting two 18,000 gallon tanks.

A ladder truck has been set up to help dissipate the vapors. River Street (US-58) in Danville is shut down until further notice. The fire department believes it will be closed until at least 8:30 a.m. 

We have a crew on the way and will continue to bring you the latest as we get it.  
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