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Gas Leak Forces Evacuation of Springfield Buildings


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A gas leak forced some Springfield buildings to be evacuated Friday afternoon.

Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield’s Fire Commissioner, says that just around 2:00 p.m., firefighters were called to the area of Wason Street and Fisk Street.

Leger adds that a backhoe that was working on a building under construction hit a gas line, causing a leak.

Crews from Columbia Gas were able to shut off the leak.

People in some neighboring buildings had been evacuated for a time, but around 2:45 p.m., everyone was being allowed back inside.

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