Brewster Fire Department Responds to Gas Leak

On Sunday June 22 at approximately 4:30 p.m. the Brewster Fire Department responded to a reported outside odor of natural gas in the area of 99 Millstone Road. Upon arrival Engine 239 under the command of Acting Captain Christopher Flavell discovered that a house service to the residence had been struck and by an individual who was installing a fence on the property.  National Grid was requested to expedite their response to the scene due to the severity of the leak and the potential for an explosion and fire.  Fortunately, a representative from National Grid was in the area and responded quickly to mitigate the leak.  With the scene secure Engine 239 returned to headquarters and Millstone Road was reopened. The Brewster Fire Department would like to remind contractors and/or residents who will be digging on any property or street to call Dig-Safe and request a mark out of the utilities in the area to ensure incidents such as the one described above is avoided.