Fall River gas leak prompts evacuation

Courtesy of Steve Devereaux

By: News Staff

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FALL RIVER, M.A (WLNE) — A construction crew hit a gas pipe Wednesday morning causing a gas leak in a Fall River neighborhood.

According to the Fall River Fire Department, crews responded to Bay and Birch Streets around 10:20 a.m. 

The gas pipe was venting directly into the air, filling the air with the odor of gas, authorities say.

Surrounding homes were evacuated as a precaution. 

Police say no injuries were reported. 

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