Units responding for struck gas line in Silver Lake

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 9:58 a.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of a struck gas line in the 1000 block of Prairie Drive in Silver Lake.

Per dispatch: Someone digging at the address has struck a gas line. They have attempted to pinch it off, but the think it may still be blowing.

UPDATE 9:59 a.m. — SL Rescue units responding.

UPDATE 10 a.m. — Town of Salem Fire/Rescue-Wilmot Station toned out to respond as mutual aid with an engine.

UPDATE 10:07 a.m. — Silver Lake FD unit responding.

UPDATE 10:09 a.m. — Silver Lake FD engine and Salem Fire/Rescue engine report they are on the scene.

UPDATE 10:12 a.m. — Dispatch reports We Energies crew is on the way.

UPDATE 10:16 a.m. — Salem units clearing the scene and returning to quarters.

UPDATE 10:28 a.m. — SL Rescue units released by SL Fire command.

UPDATE 10:40 a.m. — Line secured. All remaining units clearing the scene and returning to quarters.



  1. Jackson says:

    Just want to mention there were 6 SLFD Members on that engine that rolled out to that gas leak and The fire Chief of SLFD was there too. 7 SLFD Members total. Things
    are looking up in our community.

  2. Bernard Punsley says:

    OK all of you “experts” out there in “Fantasy Fire Department Land”….I don’t know that the times listed in this article are dispatch times. Let’s assume they are. Call comes in at 0959. You’ll note SL Rescue is “enroute” at 0959. How come so fast? They have a rig staff with personnel in the rescue station. OK.
    Silver Lake Fire Department gets a rig out the door at 10:07.. 8 minutes after the alarm comes in. That’s not a bad response time. My point….rescue got out the door IMMEDIATELY…not 8 minutes later. Think about this….somebody is breaking into your house…you call 9-1-1….and the police officer takes 8 minutes before he gets into the squad car and starts driving towards your house. Your baby stops breathing. You call 9-1-1. The ambulance sits in the bay for 8 minutes before it opens the garage door and drives to your house…..are you starting to get the picture? Now take that punctured gas line spewing high pressure natural gas, or a car wreck, people trapped, car on fire…..or….kids playing with matches set the bed on fire..they went and hid in the closet……and you have to wait 8 minutes for someone to start responding to the emergency. Remember..they still have to DRIVE whatever distance the emergency is from the fire or rescue station. IF you folks in Silver Lake are OK with that………………………..for all you doubters out there…..what observations that I’ve made here are not factual? I”d be interested to hear your expertise on this. Yeah…I know..maybe the dispatch times are incorrect in the article, OK. Substitute 5 minutes and the same emergencies….are you ok with that?

  3. Concerned Citizen says:

    @Jackson….that is an encouraging sign. However, at the risk of sounding like Bernard Punsley(ugghh!)…..the call was at 10 a.m. on a Saturday morning. How many of those firefighters would have been available at 10a.m on a Monday morning, when a good possibility that most of them may have been at work and unavailable. And let’s be honest here folks…6 person engine crews are certainly not the norm in Kenosha County…are they? Not trying to be negative, just focused. It almost appears that Roger Pattie may have overreacted(justafiably so)and that Roger Johnson and Sue Gerber are in tune with what is happening with our fire department. If we can send a fire truck out the door with 6 firefighters on it…..what exactly is the problem here?

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