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NTSB Probing South Side Gas Lines

11/12/2012


(WIBC.com photo: Mike Corbin)

The National Transportation Safety Board is probing the gas piplines that run through the Richmond Hill Subdivision.

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That's the scene of the south side explosion that killed two people people and injured several others late Saturday night. Citizens Gas Spokesperson Sarah Holsapple says the NTSB has jurisdictional authority over pipelines. Holsapple says they've already tested the gas main that runs through the 8400 block of Fieldfair Way and have found no leaks. She says they're now checking lines that run from individual homes to the gas main. Holsapple says they don't know how long test results will take. She says they have no reports of high gas usage at the house of the explosion, nor do they have any indication that there may have been a faulty furnace in the home.

Meantime, Department of Codes Enforcement Deputy Director Adam Collins says they've inspected 126 homes, 80 of which sustained some form of damage. Collins says 29 of the homes are uninhabitable. Collins says affected homeowners aren't allowed back into those homes unless they call DCE at 327-8454. Indianapolis Department of Homeland Security head Gary Coons is asking the general public to avoid the area. He says the scene remains secured and under round the clock investigation.

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