Domestic dispute leads to ruptured gas meter

Acting Capt. Kevin Gifford of Welland Fire and Emergency Services talks to a firefighter, while...

Acting Capt. Kevin Gifford of Welland Fire and Emergency Services talks to a firefighter, while responding to a emergency call at 139 Gaiser Rd., Thursday at about 4:30 p.m. after the vehicle in the background crashed into a natural gas meter on the side of the home. (ALLAN BENNER/Tribune Staff)

Allan Benner, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:27 PM ET

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.

allan.benner@sunmedia.ca


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