Residents Evacuated After Pickup Truck Strikes Building, Breaks Gas Meter

Incident Type
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 11:01pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 11:06pm
900 Block E. Dayton Street
Madison, WI

The Madison Fire Department responded to the 900 block of E. Dayton Street after a pickup truck crashed into the side of a building at 908 E. Dayton Street. A gas meter was broken off its mount as a result of the crash. The natural gas leak prompted the evacuation of the building at 908 E. Dayton Street, as well as an adjacent property on N. Paterson Street.

Firefighters were able to shut off the valve feeding the natural gas line and put a stop to the leak. Crews entered the building to open windows and doors and to set up a fan to clear the air.

All residents denied injury and were able to return to their homes. The driver of the pickup truck refused EMS and was placed into police custody.

Posted 03/12/2020 - 9:27am

Cynthia Schuster (Public Information Officer)