November 7, 2011

Possible gas leak leads to evacuations

tock Island – A report of a possible gas leak led to the evacuation of apartments near the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street on Stock Island at 3 p.m. today.

The Monroe County Fire Department is on the scene directing the response to the situation. An unknown number of residents of an apartment building in that location were evacuated. The Sheriff’s Office is assisting with crowd control and traffic. Gas and electric to the building was shut off as a precaution, and the gas company and electric utility are on the scene. The Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating. As of 6:30 p.m. residents were still not being allowed back into the area.

For details about the gas leak, and the investigation, please contact the Fire Department and the Fire Marshall’s Office.

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