Thomasville Residents Concerned Over Gas Lines

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

A natural gas explosion this week in Cairo claimed the life of gas worker Wendell Harrison, and now Thomasville locals are feeling a little uneasy.

Thomasville firefighters say they work together with City Utilities to keep all crews, as well residents, out of harm's way during routine gasline work and repairs.

Captain Mark Sealy of the Thomasville Fire Department told us, "We try to coordinate our efforts with the gas department. If it is a gas main, or gas leak, they do call us when they're working and we do secure the scene."

The Thomasville Fire Department says employees go through special training classes to learn how to contain gas-related fires.

They say residents should not be concerned about the buried gas lines in their neighborhoods.

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