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24 families relocated due to gas leak at St. Andrews Terrace apts

Updated: May. 21, 2021 at 7:18 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - 24 families have been relocated due to a gas leak at the St. Andrews Terrace apartment complex.

The leak was discovered by the Columbia Fire Department.

Columbia Housing is working with Dominion Energy to disconnect the gas supply to the property until the source of the leak is found.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we are cutting off the gas and getting our families to a safe location until we can determine exactly where the gas fumes are coming from and how it can be remedied,” Columbia Housing CEO Ivory Mathews said. “We are working closely with our families, the City of Columbia, the Columbia Fire Department, Dominion Energy, and surrounding communities to make our families’ transition to temporary housing go as smoothly as possible.”

Dominion Energy released a statement regarding the situation saying:

“Safety is Dominion Energy’s #1 priority. Natural gas is one of the safest, most efficient, and reliable forms of energy available today. When appliances are installed and operated in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions natural gas is a very safe fuel to use to meet energy needs.

Dominion Energy supplies natural gas to the Columbia Housing Authority up to the metering facility at each unit at the St. Andrews Terrace complex. The customer owns and maintains fuel lines and appliances within each unit, which are downstream of the gas facilities operated by Dominion Energy.”

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