Homes Evacuated Due to Propane Leak in Torrington

Trice Hawkins

Several homes on Silver Brook Lane in Torrington were evacuated after a propane leak at one of the houses Wednesday.

Torrington firefighters were called to the home just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday after a 500-gallon underground propane tank was damaged by a trailer and began to leak, according to fire officials.

The leak was not able to be plugged or repaired, they said.

Waterbury firefighters responded to the scene with its Regional Hazmat team. They conducted a flaring operation to burn off the remaining propane in the tank, according to Torrington fire officials.

Power was cut for safety during the burn off but has since been restored. No injuries were reported.

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