Firefighters cap gas leak in Fort Lauderdale

Workers accidentally strike gas line

Headline Goes Here Battalion Chief Ken Rudominer/Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue

Fort Lauderdale firefighters dig to find the gas leak.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Firefighters have capped a gas leak in Fort Lauderdale that prompted an evacuation Wednesday morning.

Workers were installing water lines in the 900 block of Northeast 16th Avenue when they accidentally struck a one-inch gas line.

The area was temporarily evacuated while firefighters dug in the trench to locate the leak. It was capped in about 30 minutes.

No injuries were reported.

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