Archive for Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Another gas line break reported at former Arensberg location

A gas line behind Arensberg shut down a portion of the street.

August 18, 2010, 2:46 p.m. Updated August 18, 2010, 3:57 p.m.


A downtown construction site that has been plagued with problems reported another one Wednesday afternoon: the site's third gas line break in less than two months.

A gas line broke behind the former Arensberg shoe store, in the 800 block of Massachusetts, about 2:40 Wednesday afternoon. Crews evacuated buildings from the store to Ninth Street for about 10 minutes, according to Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical Captain Brandon Holloman

Black Hills Energy sent two workers to repair the break. No injuries were reported.

The latest incident comes just five days after an electrical fire in the building's basement. Two previous gas line breaks were reported in July and earlier in August.


IndusRiver 7 years, 9 months ago

So what? What am I supposed to get off my ass and do about it?

Steve Jacob 7 years, 9 months ago

Seriously, will people have to die like MagnaGro for the city to check it out? Something is not right.

blindrabbit 7 years, 9 months ago

What Insurance; even the old and large sycamore tree at the back of the building is dying.

kernal 7 years, 9 months ago

Probably because there's too little soil for rain water to get to the roots. Wonder why it's even there in the first place.

Practicality 7 years, 9 months ago

Man, I hope the fire eating Buskers don't stand in front of Arensberg's shoes.

igby 7 years, 9 months ago

Working on these old buildings is sometimes like pulling teeth. Evertime you move something it needs to be replaced. It's the gas leak that you don't find that's the big one that do's you in.

Sigmund 7 years, 9 months ago

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.

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