Fire department and cel respond to possible gas leak |

Fire department and cel respond to possible gas leak

FRISCO – Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue cordoned off Diamond Shamrock on Summit Boulevard in Frisco Saturday afternoon after a report of a natural gas smell.

The gas station was closed shortly after 4:30 p.m. and fire officials turned off its furnace and ignitables while cel Energy officials looked for the source of the smell.

“(They) haven’t been able to pinpoint the location of the leak,” said Jeff Berino, assistant chief with Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue. ” It appears to be from an underground main.”

Though there appeared to be no imminent danger, fire officials had two main concerns, Berino said. The potential natural gas leak was near a high-pressure main which runs down Summit Boulevard and the Dillon Dam Road.

“If something were to happen, this is not a good intersection,” he said.

Additionally, the wind was blowing from east to west – toward the Best Western Hotel – which would put guests at the hotel in danger if there were an explosion, Berino said.

Fire officials still were monitoring the situation at press time. They would investigate with cel Energy officials until the source of the smell was located, Berino said.


Lu Snyder can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or

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