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If you have damaged a gas line and you know (or even just suspect) that leaking gas is entering or blowing into a building, by law you must take immediate action:

  • Evacuate the occupants immediately and leave the doors open.
  • Notify Consumers Energy at 800-477-5050 and call 911.
  • Tell people they must not return to the building for any reason until safety officials say it is safe.
  • DO NOT operate light switches, doorbells or use telephones in the building.
  • PROHIBIT smoking in the area and the operation of machinery.
  • Keep people away from the leak area until safety officials say it is safe to return.

 

Your prompt action during a gas leak may save lives or prevent serious injury or property damage. DO NOT leave a potentially hazardous situation to chance.

 

If Leaking Gas Enters a Building