On Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 0935 hrs, KPVFC units were dispatched to a vehicle stand-by. Arriving units were presented with a vehicle that had gone airborne from the parking garage ramp traveled across Wills Blvd. down the embankment striking the gas lines which serve The Connector, The Court and the Pavillion portion of the King of Prussia Mall property. Gas was extensive throughout the covered area across the roadways and into portions of the mall service areas. The driver was treated and transported by Lafayette Ambulance Medic 317 prior to the arrival of fire apparatus.
Engine 47-1 crew laid a 5 inch line and staged as photographed. Captain Bacchi advanced a handline and with crew used a wide fog pattern to access the valve area and secure the gas line. The crew then checked the lower level of The Court service area for gas odor. Squad 47 crew conducted interior gas odor checks in The Connector.
While minor odors were present meters did not detect any readings and natural ventilation was used to remove the gas odor.
Units remained while Jamison Towing pulled the vehicle. PECO requested we remain as the vehicle was entangled either the gas piping and they wanted to assure no subsequent problems occurred.
UMPD did an excellent job with traffic management and coordinating mall resources (management, security and maintenance).