The heat is causing multiple propane tanks to leak. This afternoon local firefighter departments and propane companies responded to three propane leaks inside the city, and the common problem has been the safety release valve going off. Due to the intense heat the gas inside the tanks is heating up and increasing the pressure inside the tanks which causes the valve to go off and cause the leak. Lebanon Fire Chief Sam Schneider says if you have a propane tank at your house there are some steps to follow so your tank does not leak.
Schneider says if you need help call your propane department, and if you are concerned dial 9-1-1 immediately.