FRANKFORT – Residents early Thursday had a scare after the odor of natural gas was detected inside a home in the 22400 block of Misty Falls Lane.
Emergency responders fielded several calls to 9-1-1 this morning reporting the call which came from an area between Stegner Road to the railroad tracks and from Scheer Road to Wolf Road.
The Frankfort Fire Protection District investigated the odor and found no cause for alarm.
“At no time did any of our gas detection equipment identify any flammable hazard. There were no reports of any known pipeline leaks or preplanned releases by any pipeline operator. The odor of Mercaptan could be detected throughout the area. Mercaptan is added to natural gas and propane to give it a detectable odor,” Frankfort Fire Chief Sean Fierce said in a statement Thursday afternoon. “As the odor began to dissipate in the originally reported area, it was soon reported moving to the North/Northeast. Crews responded as the odor traversed the district and again, no known hazard was identified. The last reported location was at 11:30am from the 7800 block of St. Francis Rd.”
The source of the odor remains unidentified, although the Chief suggested possibly causes of the odor which could include rail cars or trucks moving through the area.
Chief Fierce suggested residents to follow alerts for future community alerts by texting “FRANKFORT” to 888-777 for regular community updates or download the Ready Will County app from your smart device.