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Gas line causes evacuation in Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)--  A gas leak has forced at least six people out of their home, after a construction crew hit a service line while knocking down a home in Cedar Rapids.

Fire Chief Greg Buelow says a Rathje Construction crew was demolishing a home in the 1400 block of Third Avenue SE when they hit the line around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Buelow says the home has had at least three fires and needed to be torn down. Neighbors living west of the home had to be cleared out of the area. MidAmerican Energy crews were called to the scene.

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell

 

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