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Gas leak in Westmoreland


by: ERIC NORBERG - Gas LeakIn the 11 am hour of Tuesday, June 18, the report of a possible gas leak at a house for sale on the corner of S.E. Milwaukie Avenue and Harold Street drew firefighters from Westmoreland’s Station 20 and Woodstock’s Station 25, as well as technicians from Northwest Natural Gas. At the house, a loud hiss could be heard coming from the gas meter, against which a hose caddy seemed jammed; a gardening company had been working in the yard previously, neighbors reported. Station 20 firefighters charged up a hose and stood by; Milwaukie Avenue was closed for two hours until the gas was safely shut off.