Routine pipeline work may produce tall flames in Sampson County
Posted December 14, 2020 10:12 a.m. EST
Updated December 14, 2020 10:14 a.m. EST
Dunn, N.C. — Routine pipeline maintenance work planned this week may alarm some Sampson County residents.
Weather permitting, Piedmont Natural Gas will be conducting flaring operations in Dunn and Salemburg Dec. 14-18 which may produce a loud noise, a tall flame and the smell of natural gas, which could be noticed by nearby homes and businesses.
The work will be performed at the following sites:
- 1000 Union Church Grove Road in Dunn
- 527 Horse Pasture Road in Salemburg
The work, which uses a flare stack, or a large, vertical pipe, is a controlled process that will be managed and monitored by Piedmont Natural Gas personnel in cooperation with local fire department resources, officials said.
"It’s important for residents to know about this work in advance," said spokesperson Jason Wheatley. "Our hope is to avoid any unnecessary 911 calls."