Propane tank excavated in Statesboro

By Dal Cannady - bio | email

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Families are back in their homes after a propane gas leak Monday night in Statesboro. It happened in Johnson's mobile home park off Highway 67 near Veterans Memorial Parkway.

The city's public safety director, Wendell Turner, tells WTOC a valve ruptured on a buried 500 gallon tank. Fire crews evacuated the homes and a nearby motel. They dug the tank out of the ground and sealed the gas lines.

Turner said the tank was unused and owned by the mobile home park, but still held 100-200 gallons of gas. Families returned home before dawn this morning. Bulloch County's Red Cross  Chapter housed five families in a motel overnight.

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