Firefighters on scene for a gas leak in the 800-block of Viewfield Road in Esquimalt on Dec. 1. (Vanessa Nicholson photo)

Firefighters on scene for a gas leak in the 800-block of Viewfield Road in Esquimalt on Dec. 1. (Vanessa Nicholson photo)

No injuries after vehicle strikes Esquimalt gas line

Esquimalt Fire Rescue was called to the 800-block of Viewfield Road at 5 p.m.

Businesses near the intersection of Viewfield Road and Aldebury Street have been evacuated after a vehicle struck a gas line Tuesday evening.

Esquimalt Fire Rescue was called to the scene shortly after 5 p.m. where they determined that there were no injuries. Chief Chris Jancowski said they immediately evacuated surrounding businesses and started re-routing traffic.

Fortis BC was quickly on scene evaluating the leak.

Jancowski said he expected fire rescue to clear the scene by 6:30 p.m.

READ ALSO: Worn pipe cause of gas leak at Saanich’s public works yard


 

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