WELLAND, Ont. -- A man was arrested and several homes evacuated Thursday after a minivan was driven into a natural gas meter during a domestic dispute.
Welland fire department platoon Chief Mark Belcastro said firefighters were called in to assist police who were responding to a domestic dispute at about 4:30 p.m. after a man drove a minivan into the side of the house, damaging the gas meter and breaking the supply line to the home.
The road was closed to traffic and about five neighbouring homes were evacuated as precaution, due to the natural gas leak.
"We're waiting for the gas company to shut the main off in case anything happens," Belcastro said.
What charges, if any, were laid was not immediately known.