Gas leak forces evacuation of bank |

Gas leak forces evacuation of bank

BRECKENRIDGE – A frost heave loosened a gas meter in the Community First National Bank office on French Street in Breckenridge Monday morning, forcing the evacuation of about 20 people.

According to Kim O’Brien, public information officer with the Red, White and Blue Fire Department, someone called 911 around 8 a.m. to report that the front lobby smelled like natural gas. Firefighters evacuated the building, shut off the gas and aired out the building. cel Energy workers later repaired the pipe and the gas meter.

Firefighters allowed people back in the building about an hour later to retrieve personal effects.

“It was a low danger,” O’Brien said. “We just wanted to make sure everyone was safe.”

According to a business directory downstairs, businesses in the building include Community First Bank, Summit Appraisal Service, Century Small Business Solutions, All About Massage, Continental Divide Land Trust, Mountain Range Homes, The Garment Patch, Daniels Construction and Design, Assiago Design Group, bAiA Inc., several law offices and residences.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User