CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – More than a dozen Big Y employees are back to work, after being evacuated for about 45 minutes Wednesday morning due to a smell of natural gas.
Chicopee Deputy Fire Chief Wayne Lemay told 22News the call came in around 8:07 A.M. When firefighters and Columbia Gas crews got there, they found elevated levels of carbon monoxide coming from a malfunctioning heater in the storage area in the back of the building. Columbia Gas shut off the gas immediately as a precaution.
Big Y maintenance and Columbia Gas are working on repairing the heater.
The store is now back open.