Fire personnel to leave on-site methane post in Elkridge Subdivision residents still to receive aid and gas testing

September 11, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Fire personnel will no longer be stationed in the Elkridge subdivision of Calvert Ridge to monitor methane levels as of today, officials at the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services announced yesterday.

Fire and rescue personnel have been stationed in the 7000 block of Calvert St. to test homes for gas since last week, when high levels of the flammable gas were detected in three houses and their residents were barred from returning. On Tuesday, officials detected a low level of gas in a fourth home.

Spokesman Capt. Sean Kellysaid the fire department decided to pull out because Ryan Homes, the company that built the subdivision, provided residents with gas detectors.

However, Kelly said officials will test houses at the owners' request and will advise the displaced families on returning.

Pub Date: 9/11/98

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