Hazmat team responds to gas leak in Miami

Authorities say work crew accidentally hit gas line

MIAMI – A Miami Department of Fire-Rescue hazardous materials team was called to a gas leak Tuesday morning.

The leak was reported just before 9:30 a.m. in the area of Southwest 17th Avenue and Fourth Street.

Capt. Ignatius Carroll said the surrounding area was evacuated as a precaution until the leak could be addressed by the gas company.

The leak has since been capped, and residents were allowed to return to their homes and businesses a few hours after the leak was reported.

Authorities said a work crew accidentally struck the gas line earlier in the morning. 

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