Gas line leak at Scottsdale apartment pool forces evacuations
PHOENIX – A Scottsdale apartment complex and surrounding area were evacuated Tuesday morning after a gas line to a swimming pool heater malfunctioned.
The Scottsdale Fire Department said hazmat crews at the site near Thompson Peak Parkway and McDowell Mountain Ranch Road heard loud noises coming from an underground pool equipment storage unit around 8 a.m.
Gas to the pool heater was turned off.
A department spokesman said they believe that stopped a valve to the heater from going off.
Scottsdale and Phoenix Fire Hazmat units are scene of an apartment complex. Initial arriving units reported loud noises coming from a underground pool equipment storage unit. The surrounding area was evacuated. #WeCareForYou
— Scottsdale Fire Department (@ScottsdaleFire) July 26, 2022
A hazmat unit from the Phoenix Fire Department assisted in the response.
Southwest Gas was at the complex to determine the cause.
No other details were made available.
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