Gas being restored to 3,000 homes impacted by gas fire

By Caroline Bleakley | cbleakley@8newsnow.com

Published 07/27 2016 09:17AM

Updated 07/27 2016 01:50PM

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Southwest Gas began the process of restoring gas Wednesday morning to customers impacted by Tuesday afternoon's gas fire.

A neighborhood near Anasazi Drive and N. Hualapai Way was evacuated after a backhoe hit a natural gas line causing it to leak and catch fire. 

Fire crews allowed the fire to burn out and gas to the area was shut off. Customers have been without gas since then.

Southwest Gas crews did work until late into the evening to repair the gas line.

Starting at 8:45 a.m., technicians began visiting impacted homes to restore natural gas.

A person at least 18 must be at home for the technician to do a re-light. Southwest Gas says their technicians will be wearing uniforms and have proper identification. They will make several attempts to restore service.

 

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