Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Methane Gas Forces Evacuations in Stafford Co.

Stafford County, VA -

Several families in the Woodstream community of Stafford County have been evacuated from their homes today after high concentrations of methane were detected. Sources say that concentrations as high as 60 percent have been found. Experts say that concentrations as low as 5 percent can be explosive.

The methane has been detected in the soil and there are currently no reports that the gas has high concentrations in the air as well. The fire department is continuing to monitor while the families have been temporarily relocated to a hotel.

Officials also say that power has been shutoff to some houses as a general precaution. Stay tuned for further updates.

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