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Gas line rupture causes evacuation of 10 Spokane homes

Published On: Sep 02 2013 06:01:10 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 02 2013 06:26:59 PM CDT
Gas line rupture causes evacuation of 10 Spokane homes
SPOKANE, Wash. -

A gas line rupture in North Spokane caused 10 homes to be evacuated on Monday.

Spokane Fire Department officials say a residential gas line was hit by someone digging in a backyard near the intersection of Belt Street and Queen Avenue. It happened shortly after 2:00 PM.

Spokane Fire crews responded to the scene, evacuating 10 nearby homes as a precaution. Belt St. was closed while firefighters worked on fixing the problem.

It took crews a lot more than an hour to shut off the gas line and return the residents to their homes. Belt St. reopened a short time later.

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