Natural Gas Leak, SW Wind on Emerson St Near Thayer St, Mount Prospect

Police, firefighters, and paramedics from Mount Prospect responded about 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2021 to a report of a natural gas odor in the block of 100 North Emerson Street in Mount Prospect.

Fire crews on arrival discovered a leak from a gas main by about 8:17 a.m., and extra crews were assigned to assist with possible ventilation, possible evacuations, and to stand by.

A contractor hit a gas main at a construction project, and Nicor was on the scene immediately.

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Wind was from the Southwest at 7 MPH at 7:51 a.m. according to the National Weather Service office at O’Hare International Airport.

The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.

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