7-11 in East Wareham closed due to gasoline odor

By Andrea Ray | Mar 01, 2017
Photo by: Matthew Bernat Onset firefighters on the scene of a suspected gas leak at the East Wareham 7-11.

The strong odor of gasoline forced an evacuation at the 7-11 on Cranberry Highway in East Wareham Wednesday morning.

Wareham Health Agent Robert Ethier confirmed the issue and told Board of Health members on Wednesday the store was evacuated and closed. Ethier said the store will remain closed until the store's gas lines can be examined and the leak can be pinpointed and fixed.

The odor was first reported to police around 9:15 a.m.. Responders on scene immediately noticed a strong odor of gas and suspected a leak. Power to the building was cut immediately.

Both Wareham and Onset Fire responded to the call. Wareham Board of Health was also called in, and cleared the scene around 10:30 a.m. Lakeville Department of Environmental Protection arrived around 11 a.m.


Comments (3)
Posted by: Society for Suppression of Noise | Mar 01, 2017 13:00

Natural gas, propane, or gasoline?

Posted by: Linda | Mar 02, 2017 11:45

Eversource  is natural gas.


Posted by: greycat | Mar 02, 2017 12:01

Where was the East Wareham Fire Department?

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