Police & Fire

Berkeley Heights Fire Department Responds to Natural Gas Leak


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Fire Department responded to a report of a natural gas leak at Horseshoe Road and Mountain Avenue this morning, June 3.

A police officer detected the smell as he drove by the site and dispatched the fire department along with PSE&G.

The fire department found high readings at the valve boxes from their equipment and some seepage into the earth but the gas dissipated according to a statement to NJ.com by Chief Jim Hopkins. There was no seepage into any other infrastructures that they could tell according to the statement.

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The fire department was released from the scene around 11 a.m., after PSE&G arrived. 

The incident was reported to the New Jersey Department Environmental Protection.

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