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Gas Leak at Massanutten Resort

Gas leak as Massenutten

It was a Saturday morning around 0830 and most of the vacationers were up and starting to pack, for their vacation was just about over.  Two guest were alerted by the strong odor of gas coming from an area by the housing complex.  A call to the front desk triggered no immediate response and a second call was placed.  This time there was an urgency in the callers voice and pending threat to skip the small talk and dial 911 direct.  Moments later the sounds of sirens could be heard headed up the mountain.

gas leak
gas leak

Volunteer firefighters from McGaheysville Fire Company 80, Elkton Volunteer Fire Company and area emergency responders along with Massanutten Resort Police assess the scene of a reported gas leak on the resort property.

gas leak

Firefighters douse the area with water around the leaking gas valve to prevent a potential explosion should the gas come in contact with an open flame.

gas leak
gas leak

A firefighter stands by awaiting to receive instructions from the on scene leader.  Meanwhile the another firefighter checks the pressure gauges on the water truck to ensure the proper amount of water is being available to firefighters battling the gas leak.

Gas leak as Massenutten
gas leak
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