Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee a controlled flaring of natural gas on Wednesday morning in Lewisville. The flaring process will cause a large, controlled flame that may be visible for residents around southern Denton County.
The controlled flaring is scheduled to last from about 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of FM 407 and Summit Avenue, according to a public notice from Atmos.
The flaring process allows the company to work on a section of natural gas pipeline as part of routine maintenance operations, according to Atmos. It safely removes natural gas from a limited section of pipeline and can cause a moderate amount of noise. Employees will be onsite with fire extinguishes and protective equipment.
Area police and fire departments, dispatchers and local officials have been advised of the flaring.