Gas Line Break in Haverstraw, 10 Days After Explosion

On Jan. 16, a gas line break lead to a house explosion nearby.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012  |  Updated 4:00 PM EDT
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Chopper footage captures first responders battling a blaze following a house explosion in West Haverstraw, N.Y.

Chopper footage captures first responders battling a blaze following a house explosion in West Haverstraw, N.Y.

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There's been a gas-line rupture in an upstate New York town near where a house was leveled in a gas explosion last week.

A spokesman for Orange and Rockland Utilities says that for the second time in 10 days, a contractor punctured a gas main in the area of Haverstraw.

The spokesman says, however, that in Thursday's case, the main was already exposed rather than underground. Therefore, gas from the leak was venting into the air rather than building up underground.

He says repairs are under way and there have been no evacuations.

On Jan. 16, a different contractor punctured a gas line in nearby West Haverstraw. It led to an explosion that injured two firefighters as they were going door-to-door to evacuate residents.

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