Piedmont Gas inspecting lines in Ballantyne

Piedmont Gas inspecting lines in Ballantyne

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In Ballantyne on Wednesday, March 28

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by The Charlotte Observer

WCNC.com

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 28 at 4:31 PM

Charlotte fire officials say the fires that some people are reporting this week in the Ballantyne area of south Charlotte are actually part of a line-purging operation by Piedmont Natural Gas.

Fire Capt. Mark Basnight said 911 operators are getting periodic calls from the public, reporting the fires. He said people who live or travel in the south Charlotte area may see the flames in the next few days.

Basnight asks that before calling 911, people should note the color of the flame, whether it is accompanied by smoke, and whether the flame is growing in intensity. He said there usually is no smoke with the cleaning of the gas lines, and flames typically will not intensify.

Anyone with questions about the line-purging operation should contact Piedmont Natural Gas, at 800-752-7504.

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