Large propane leak prompts evacuations in Wellfleet

A Welflleet firefighter updates two evacuees on the status of a propane leak.
Photo by Tim Caldwell/CWN

A gas technician and a firefighter head to the scene of a propane leak in Wellfleet.
Photo by Tim Caldwell/CWN

WELLFLEET – A large propane tank sprang a major leak in Wellfleet around 4:10 PM Friday. Fire crews responded to 45 Way 35 off Briar Lane and stretched a hose to keep vapors from igniting. They also evacuated the neighborhood as a precaution until the gas company could arrive. It appears the tank had rusted out on the bottom. A technician from F.A. Days was on scene as the gas was drained out so the tank could be replaced.

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