Gas leak sparks fire, impacts traffic on Dorchester Road

Charleston County News

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Hundreds of people living in North Charleston woke up without power after a gas leak sparked a fire early Monday morning.

According to the North Charleston Fire Department, the leak occurred in the 3900 block of Dorchester Road just after 6:00 a.m.

Video from NCFD showed flames spurting up from the ground just outside Williams Tire and Auto Service.

Crews with Dominion Energy worked for much of the morning to shut off the flow of gas and determine the cause of a downed powerline.

After some time, power was restored to a majority of customers in the area and the leak was later secured around 10:00 a.m.

Crews remained on the scene for several hours to make final repairs.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported.

The cause of the ruptured line remains under investigation. Count on us for updates as they become available.

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