Piedmont Natural Gas will do pipeline inspections in Charlotte through Sept. 2 that may include noise and visible flames.
The tests of a 21-mile stretch of pipeline began Tuesday. Piedmont might have to “flare,” or burn off, excess natural gas during the inspections.
A large, vertical pipe called a flare stack could produce a prolonged period of loud noise and tall flames that would be visible to neighboring homes and businesses, Piedmont said.
Flaring may be done between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays until about Sept. 2.
The flare stack will be on Piedmont right-of-way near the intersection of Center Park Drive and Coffee Point Drive.
Firefighters will stand by.