Weather causes gas inferno in Wethersfield

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH)– A fire on Wells Road in Wethersfield has flames shooting into the air. Officials say the weather is to blame.

The windy, rainy weather caused the wires to fall, starting a gas main fire.

Firefights can’t get close to the fire because there is still gas in the line.

“The gas is burning itself off,” said Wethersfield Fire Captain Paul Thompson. “There’s no risk of an explosion or anything of that nature.”

Where the wires fell is making it difficult to put the fire out.

“Those wires came down and as they arced they fell right on top of the shut off valve, broke the pipe right at that junction,” said Thompson.

Connecticut Natural Gas crews have to dig to find the next shut off valve.

No one has been hurt, but many streets in the area are closed.

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