Quakertown Gas Leak Causes Dozens of Evacuations

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    Residents are allowed back in their homes after an early morning gas leak in Quakertown, Pa. NBC10's Tim Furlong reports.

    A gas leak caused the evacuation of 52 people from their Quakertown, Pa. homes for hours this morning.

    About 14 buildings, including homes, were evacuated on the 200 block of N Ambler Street around 1 a.m. due to high readings of natural gas in the area after a resident smelled gas in his/her basement, according to Buck County fire dispatchers.

    The leak was potentially dangerous, according to firefighters.

    No one was hurt.

    Bucks County Homes Evacuated

    [PHI] Bucks County Homes Evacuated
    More than 50 people were evacuated from their homes Tuesday morning due to a gas leak along Ambler Street in Quakertown, Pa. NBC10's Tim Furlong reports.

    Most evacuees went to stay with family and friends while some were taken to a makeshift shelter in borough hall so they could get out of the cold.

    NBC10's Tim Furlong reported that you could smell gas in the air when he arrived but by 4:30 a.m. the smell began to dissipate as UGI crews capped the 2-inch line.

    Crews told Furlong that by 5:30 a.m. the situation was under control and that there was no imminent danger.

    Around 6:30 a.m. residents began to return to their homes and by 7 a.m. the scene appeared clear except for a UGI crew.


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