Union Fire District of South Kingstown Responds to HazMat Call Sunday Night

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Chief Steven Pinch of the Union Fire District of South Kingstown reports that crews responded to a reported gas leak over the weekend. 

On Sunday, Sept. 12 at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Union Fire District received a 911 call for the report of a possible propane gas leak in an underground tank at a property on Ministerial Road.

Union Fire District members quickly responded to the scene to set up a safe zone and contacted the regional Hazardous Materials Team from the Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire District.

Hope Valley personnel then responded and worked to burn off the remaining gas on the scene and secure the area. 

A total of six homes in the area were evacuated while units worked to control the scene. Due to the quick work of first responders families were able to quickly return to their homes.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.

Crews were on scene for approximately four hours.

“Our members are trained to respond to more than just house fires, and gas leak and hazardous materials calls are a great example of that,” Chief Pinch said. “We are glad that there were no injuries to any residents in the area as a result of this call. We’d also like to thank the Hope Valley HazMat team for their quick response and assistance on scene.”