Gas line break, leak lead to public safety response Saturday

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Firefighters with the Perry Volunteer Fire Department secured the area around a leaking natural gas line Saturday afternoon.


Workers struck and broke a gas line in a residential neighborhood Saturday afternoon in Perry, bringing local public safety agencies in response.

Workers struck and broke a gas line in a residential neighborhood Saturday afternoon in Perry, bringing local public safety agencies in response.

No injuries were reported.

The odor of natural gas was very plain to sense in the 1600 block of Willis Avenue shortly after 4:30 p.m., where officers of the Perry Police Department and Perry Volunteer Fire Department responded to the leakage and evacuated the immediate area.

The gas utility was notified and is said to be responding, according to public safety radio traffic.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.

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