Gas leak forces homes in Fayetteville neighborhood to evacuate, 1 to shelter in place

Cumberland County News
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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A gas leak caused homes in a Fayetteville neighborhood to evacuate and another to be sheltered in place Tuesday afternoon, the fire department said.

The natural gas leak was reported just before 1:40 p.m. along the 300 block of Shawcrowft Road, which is the King’s Grant subdivision. The Fayetteville Fire Department said a Piedmont Natural Gas crew was working on a gas line when something broke, causing a leak from the 4-inch line.

Four residences were evacuated. A fifth was sheltered in place, a news release said.

A hazmat crew was on scene assisting the gas company, the fire department said at 2:37 p.m.

Those who live in the neighborhood were being diverted to the back gate entrance.

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