BOSTON - Firefighters and utility crews were monitoring a gas main Monday fire that had been burning since 6 p.m. Sunday about a mile from the Forest Hills MBTA Station.
Investigators told Boston 25 News that National Grid crews were working on the 10-inch line along Hyde Park Avenue about 6 p.m. Sunday when the fire broke out.
“Scary. I went in the house and started packing bags,” Diana Juarez said. “They told us nothing to be worried about, then I started seeing the flames and was like, ‘Oh. No. No.’”
Three workers needed to be taken to a hospital to be treated for burn injuries, according to officials at the scene of the fire.
Officials told Boston 25 News that crews did not want to turn the gas off after the fire started because people in the area would be left without heat.
National Grid said it plans to install a temporary bypass where the leak is in order to cut off fuel to the fire.
Gas line fire STILL burning now 20 hours later!! @nationalgridus says they don't want to shut gas line off since 8500 homes would lose heat. (And we're in the single digits!) The new plan to put the flames out.. LIVE at 4PM @boston25 pic.twitter.com/ekF2uoWiKo— Litsa Pappas (@LitsaPappas) January 1, 2018
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