Gas leak prompts evacuations

Fergus Falls gas leak
Fergus Falls gas leak(Fergus Falls Fire Department)
Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 3:54 PM CDT
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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (Valley News Live) -

Update: 5:30PM - Crews were able to contain the leak. The evacuation order has been lifted and residents can return to their homes. East Vernon will remain closed for a few more hours while crews continue to work on scene.

An evacuation order is in place after a gas line was hit.

The Fergus Falls Fire Department says this applies to homes and businesses in a one block radius surrounding the leak site, which is the intersection of East Vernon Ave. and South Whitford St. The Fire Department also says Vernon Ave. and Hampden Ave. are closed between Cascade St. and Sheridan St.

Crews are working to repair the gas line.

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