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Gas leak spurs evacuations in Calgary’s Bowness neighbourhood

A gas leak in Calgary's Bowness neighbourhood forced dozens to evacuate Aug. 1, 2017. Global News

Residents were evacuated from about 20 homes Tuesday afternoon in the northwest Calgary neighbourhood of Bowness.

Calgary Fire Department (CFD) spokesperson Carol Henke said the affected homes were in the 5800 block of Bow Crescent N.W.

She said a gas line was damaged during an excavation of some kind.

ATCO was on scene working to repair the line as of 1 p.m. Henke said residents were allowed back in and the scene had been cleared as of 2:45 p.m.

Click through the gallery below to see photos from the scene:

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About 100 people were evacuated Aug. 1, 2017 in Calgary's Bowness neighbourhood due to a gas leak. Loren Andreae / Global News
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About 100 people were evacuated Aug. 1, 2017 in Calgary's Bowness neighbourhood due to a gas leak. Loren Andreae / Global News
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About 100 people were evacuated Aug. 1, 2017 in Calgary's Bowness neighbourhood due to a gas leak. Loren Andreae / Global News
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About 100 people were evacuated Aug. 1, 2017 in Calgary's Bowness neighbourhood due to a gas leak. Loren Andreae / Global News

With files from Global’s Ken MacGillivray

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