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Fort Worth Gas Leak Leads to Recommended Evacuation

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    Fort Worth Gas Leak Leads to Recommended Evacuation

    Residents in North Fort Worth were asked to evacuate their homes Thursday afternoon due to a gas leak. (Published Thursday, May 17, 2018)

    Residents in North Fort Worth were asked to evacuate their homes due to a gas leak Thursday afternoon, officials say.

    In a tweet at 5:15 p.m., the Fort Worth Fire Department asked that residents on Los Padres Court between Basswood Boulevard and Arcadia Trail evacuate north of Arcadia.

    The department recommended evacuations for residents on Los Padres Court, Catlow Court and San Isabel Court.

    A contractor for AT&T struck the gas line when a crew was putting in cable, a spokesman for the Dallas-based company said. The leak seeped into the sanitary sewer system, causing gas to bubble up in homes through sinks and toilets.

    Residents were allowed back into their homes around 7:30 p.m.

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