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Homes evacuated in Stonebridge due to natural gas leak

Members of the Saskatoon Fire Department were called to a natural gas leak in the Stonebridge neighbourhood on Sunday afternoon. Brice Perkins / Global News

The Saskatoon Fire Department was called to a natural gas leak in the Stonebridge neighbourhood on Sunday.

The 911 call came in at around 3 p.m. CT.

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Fire crews arrived at 1220 Pringle Way and found a trenching machine had struck a natural gas line behind a multi-family complex.

Firefighters were called to a natural gas leak in the Stonebridge neighbourhood on Sunday. Saskatoon Fire Department / Supplied

Crews assessed wind conditions and began evacuating 10 homes that were in the path of the escaping gas.

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SaskEnergy was able to stop the leak within 45 minutes.

Once the gas flow was stopped, people from the evacuated homes were allowed back in.

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