Statement from the National Petroleum Corporation (NPC).
“After being notified of a fire in the area of Fairchild and Nelson Streets this morning, in the proximity of our natural gas pipeline, the National Petroleum Corporation (NPC) responded.
Out of an abundance of caution, gas supplies have been turned off in Fairchild and Nelson Streets while the NPC conducts its checks to ensure the areas remain safe.
As soon as these checks are completed, the gas will be restored and the public will be updated accordingly.”
Local access for businesses located on River Road and Upper Fairchild Street will be allowed access. However access and exit will only be ranted from River Road and John Beckles Drive.
Preliminary investigations suggest that there is no threat to public safety at this time. (PR)