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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  • by WCTV Viewer Location: Georgia on Oct 1, 2010 at 01:51 PM
    It was a tragic thing that happened in Cairo, and it is quite natural to wonder about your own neighborhoods after a tragedy. The workers and the Emergency Personnel go through stringent training and continuing education programs to prepare for many scenerios, but there will always be accidents. I pray for this young man's family in Cairo for their sudden loss. I pray that this incident provided knowledge so that this may never happen again to ANYONE.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 30, 2010 at 05:12 PM
    Yes - let's fear monger. Ridiculous...
  • by Allen Location: Thomasville on Sep 30, 2010 at 04:37 PM
    People have got to find SOMETHING to be afraid of. Not all of us Thomasville residents live in a constant spirit of fear.
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