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Gas Leaks in Two Towns Forced Brief Evacuations

Gas Leaks in Two Towns Forced Brief Evacuations



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ROY, Utah (AP) -- Gas leaks in two separate towns forced brief evacuations today.

In Roy, fire officials say an evacuation was ordered after a semi's tank began leaking propane. Although there was a small

Gas Leaks in Two Towns Forced Brief Evacuations

amount of propane, authorities say a shopping center and homes in the area were emptied. However, the evacuation order was lifted around 12:30 this afternoon after technicians plugged the leak.

Gas Leaks in Two Towns Forced Brief Evacuations

Meanwhile, a broken gas line forced a South Salt Lake school to evacuate briefly. Fire officials say construction crews working on the Granite Park Middle School hit a two-inch propane line.

Authorities say the school was evacuated shortly while the gas was shut off. Students were then able to return to class.

No one was hurt in either incident.

------ Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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