Local firefighters issue safety measures for buildings with natural gas lines

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL/ABC-Tri-Cities) – Local firefighters explained that a deadly home explosion in North Carolina serves as an important reminder about natural gas dangers.

Charlotte investigators believe a natural gas leak fueled the explosion last week that killed a woman, injured her husband and leveled their home.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, data shows gas leaks or breaks resulted in more than 4,000 home fires a year from 2007 to 2011, with gas fires killing more than 160 people, per year during that same time frame…read more.

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