Gas Leak Causes Evacuations of 20 Logan Homes

Philadelphia Gas Works is on the scene

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Thursday, Feb 14, 2013  |  Updated 12:09 PM EDT
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Authorities evacuated residents in the Logan section of Philadelphia Thursday morning due to a potential gas leak. Residents were displaced after smelling a strong gas odor and were moved to a nearby church. NBC10's Doug Shimell was on the scene.

Doug Shimell NBC10 - Philadelphia

Authorities evacuated residents in the Logan section of Philadelphia Thursday morning due to a potential gas leak. Residents were displaced after smelling a strong gas odor and were moved to a nearby church. NBC10's Doug Shimell was on the scene.

Twenty homes were evacuated this morning after a gas leak in the Logan section of the city.

Fire officials say they got the call about the leak on the 4500 block of N. 12th Street around 9:00 a.m.

As of 11:00 a.m, people are being allowed to return to their homes and Philadelphia Gas Works tells NBC10 that the gas levels are safe. However, they are still digging to identify a source of the leak.

The Red Cross is assisting evacuated residents at the Rehoboth Temple Church of God at 12th and Wyoming Street.

 


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