This has potential...
Minnesota Energy is going to be taking a 12” gas pipe out of service at the old Veteran’s Clinic building at the corner of the South Hwy 52 west frontage road and Skyline Dr. SW. They are planning to do it Tuesday morning sometime, 11/5/13, weather permitting. The pipe is no longer in use, and they have to burn it off, so there will be a huge flame present until all 1000’ of 12” gas at 72 psi is gone.
Expect some excited people calling in about the fire and it has the potential to be a huge distraction for drivers along Hwy 52. It’s unknown how long it will take, but I was told it’d be awhile to burn that much gas off. I asked them to call the non-emergency fire dispatch number prior to lighting up.
Pass this information on please!
Assistant Fire Marshal
Rochester Fire Department