Fire crews have taken action on a major natural gas leak in downtown Portland Tuesday morning.
Portland gas leak incident
Portland Fire & Rescue tweeted at 9:14 a.m. that firefighters were sent to the incident area near NW 8th and NW 11th Avenue between Burnside Street and Davis Street.
“Crews on scene of a natural gas major between NW 8th-11th between Burnside and Davis. AVOID the area. PFR working with @PacificPower_OR and @nwnatural to mitigate the leak and evacuate necessary persons/ buildings in the area.” – Portland Fire & Rescue
PF&R is advising the public to avoid the area. There are many businesses, including Powell’s City of Books within those blocks.
Power outage happening due to gas leak
A power outage was seen in a large part of the area, all the way up to Jefferson Street, around 10 am. Crews with Pacific Power and NW Natural have also responded to stop the gas leak.
A recent tweet from the Portland Fire & Rescue Twitter account says:
NW portland burnside to Davis 9th to 11th: major gas leak under roadway, evacuations happening now in area indicated on map. Power outages downtown. PLEASE AVOID AREA. more info to come. **Media staging NW Park and Davis**