Gas leak forces evacuations in SLC neighborhood

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SALT LAKE CITY — A natural gas leak forced officials from the Salt Lake City Fire Department to evacuate 12 residents of seven homes Monday afternoon.

The gas leak and evacuation occurred around 3:40 near 232 N Canyon Rd.  According to SLCFD officials, the gas leak started when a crew from the water department accidentally struck a gas line.

A repair crew from Questar Gas responded to the scene.  The evacuees are expected to be allowed back in their homes around 4:45.

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