They were called after a contractor hit a gas pipe in front of a parking deck at 331 S Wilmington St. near Davie Street.
Contractors who had been working on that area of Wilmington Street since earlier this week, hit a 1 inch gas line around 11 a.m. Witnesses reported hearing a hissing sound of gas leaving the pipes.
The odor of gas prompted evacuations of some nearby buildings. A PSNC spokesperson said the gas line was quickly capped before further evacuations were issued.
The street was blocked off to traffic as crews worked to repair the damage.