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Avista to Burn Off Natural Gas Line on Tuesday, June 12
Residents and motorists in the vicinity of 9100 North Market may see flames during operation

Spokane, Wash.: Avista will be doing a controlled burning of odorized natural gas on Tuesday, June 12, from approximately 5:30 a.m. until 6:15 a.m. in the 9100 block of North Market Street in Spokane. Residents and motorists in the vicinity may see flames during the burn-off; however, there will be no cause for concern. No customers will be impacted.

Avista is conducting the natural gas burn-off as the company temporarily removes a distribution pipeline from operation while construction continues on the North/South Freeway.

All natural gas customers are reminded to observe normal safety precautions if they smell gas inside the home or place of business.

If you smell or hear gas
Natural gas, when mixed with air and exposed to an ignition source, is combustible. If you smell gas in your home, follow these steps:
. Do not smoke, light matches, turn electrical switches on or off, use the telephone or take any other action that might create a spark.
. Open outside doors and windows, if possible.
. Telephone Avista from a neighbor's phone.

If you hear the sound of escaping gas, follow these steps:
. Evacuate everyone in your home or building.
. Telephone Avista immediately from a neighbor's phone.
. Don't go back inside your home or building until Avista says it is safe.
. Keep others away from the area.

Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is a company operating division that provides service to 346,000 electric and 306,000 natural gas customers in three western states. Avista’s non-regulated subsidiaries include Advantage IQ and Avista Energy. Avista Corp.’s stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com. Avista Corp. and the Avista Corp. logo are trademarks of Avista Corporation.

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