Just after 5:15 p.m., New Haven firefighters were dispatched to 33 Shelton Avenue on reports of a gas leak. A Spokesperson with CT Natural Gas tells News 8 that police reported an odor of gas outside of the vacant Shelton Avenue home.
Box for Major Gas Leak 33 Shelton Ave
— New Haven Fire (@NewHavenFire) December 21, 2016
Since the home is vacant, officials say there was no gas service to the house, but it appears vandals may have cut copper pipes in the basement. News 8 is reaching out to New Haven police for further confirmation on this.
The scene was secured at 5:45 p.m.
News 8 will update this story with additional details as soon as new information becomes available.