Mount Carmel residents allowed back home after evacuation due to propane tank leak

  • Source: WJHL-TV CBS/ABC 11 Johnson City
  • Published: 06/30/2020 09:47 PM

Residents in one Mount Carmel neighborhood were able to return home after being evacuated due to a propane tank leak. According to Mount Carmel Fire Chief Jason Byington, emergency crews initially responded to a reported gas leak on Elm Street just before 9 p.m. Tuesday. The homeowner, who wishes to remain anonymous, noticed the smell and called for assistance. Upon arrival, first-responders determined the leak was from a residential propane tank. Residents of four homes in the immediate area were evacuated as a precaution, according to Chief of Police Kenny Lunsford Jr. Emergency crews left the scene just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, after determining the evacuated residents were able to re-enter their homes. The hazmat crews tested the air near those houses to ensure their safety. Byington said there were no injuries.


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