BFD: Smell of gas coming from recycling center

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Published: Feb. 3, 2023 at 9:41 PM CST
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Several Bryan residents reported a strong smell of gas in their neighborhood Friday night.

The Bryan Fire Department says the smell seems to be originating from the 2800 block of N Texas Ave at a recycling center. They say natural gas pipe is in the process of being recycled.

Fire crews, gas officials, and emergency management are working with a private contractor to clean up the materials producing the smell.

“This process could take several hours to several days, as they work methodically to remove the material without worsening the offensive odor in the area more than necessary,” the Bryan Assistant Fire Marshal, Gerald Burnett, said.

The fire department says anyone with a reasonable suspicion that there could be a gas leak should still report them to the fire department or gas company.

Atmos Energy responded to KBTX Saturday morning with a statement.

“Atmos Energy is actively responding to odor calls in Bryan. There are no active evacuations at this time. The safety of the public, our employees and our system is our highest priority, and we want to thank local fire departments and emergency services teams for their support and the residents who did the right thing by calling our emergency number,” the statement reads. “We are responding to every odor call and will continue to do so as part of our vision to be the safest provider of natural gas services.”