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Homes in Mill Woods evacuated after reports of gas leak

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said nearly a dozen townhomes in Mill Woods were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after reports of a gas leak.
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said nearly a dozen townhomes in Mill Woods were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after reports of a gas leak. Wes Rosa/ Global News

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said nearly a dozen townhomes in south Edmonton were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after reports of a gas leak.

Emergency crews were called at 4:31 p.m. and firefighters arrived at Mill Woods Road and 37 Avenue at 4:37 p.m.

Seven fire crews responded to the scene.

Fire crews respond to a reported gas leak in south Edmonton on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
Fire crews respond to a reported gas leak in south Edmonton on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Wes Rosa, Global News

Firefighters evacuated townhouses west of the intersection. A bus was brought in to help with evacuees.

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No injuries had been reported as of 5:30 p.m., an Edmonton Fire Rescue Services spokesperson told Global News.

A fire official at the scene told Global News it’s believed a directional drilling crew hit a natural gas line which was continuing to vent. They said they were working closely with ATCO crews to determine when it would be safe to allow people to return to their homes.

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Fire crews respond to a reported gas leak in south Edmonton on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
Fire crews respond to a reported gas leak in south Edmonton on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Global News
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