Several homes evacuated after gas leak, fire in Sanford

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Crews at scene of gas leak, fire in Sanford
Several homes have been evacuated.

SANFORD, N.C. (WTVD) -- Crews are at the scene of a major gas leak in Sanford on Tuesday evening.

According to a Facebook post from the city, a few homes in the area of Hawkins Avenue and McNeill Road have been evacuated as a caution.

Beyond the immediate area of the gas leak and fire, there appeared to be no danger to surrounding residents.

Dominion Energy said the gas leak was secured at 5 p.m.

The leak apparently happened when workers unaffiliated with Dominion struck a gas line.

Repair work is underway.

The area is closed to traffic. Residents are asked to avoid the area.

No injuries were reported.