Fire averted as Kingsford car accident strikes gas meter

A potential fire was averted early Sunday morning after an oncoming car struck a Kingsford home’s gas meter.

The Kingsford Public Safety Department says it happened around 2:07 a.m. at 313 Maple Street. Officers were able to determine that the driver lost control of their vehicle on the icy driveway before running into the gas meter on the side of the house.

Officers evacuated the surrounding homes and contacted DTE Energy, who arrived on scene shortly after to shut service off to the residence.

No injuries were reported. Residents were allowed back in their homes after they were properly vented.