The PUCO has ordered Dominion East Ohio pay a $500,000 fine and take steps to ensure compliance with federal natural gas pipeline safety standards following last year's fires and explosions.
FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio - The 911 calls have been released following a series of fires in Fairport Harbor that were caused by a surge of pressure in the natural gas line Monday morning.
The recordings depict frantic people calling to report their furnaces on fire.
911 dispatchers told everyone to get out of their homes and get as far away as possible.
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Several buildings were reduced to rubble as a result of the fires and explosions. Clean up crews are already at the scene working to get things back to normal.
Dominion Gas crews are still hoping to gain access to 65 homes in Fairport Harbor.
State fire marshal investigators set up a mobile command center while they compile the results of their investigation.
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Fairport Fires Coverage
A year ago Tuesday, a major gas leak caused more than a million dollars in damage to a Lake County community. Now, the company responsible is facing fines.
Residents are still getting their lives back together a year after natural gas fires tore through dozens of buildings in northeast Ohio.
Gas company officials said too much pressure in the line caused a series of fires and explosions in Fairport Harbor in Lake County Monday morning, prompting a town-wide evacuation.