Staff preparing for the school year had to evacuate a Philadelphia school this morning after a contractor apparently struck a gas line inside the school.
Our Lady of Port Richmond Regional Catholic School cleared out around 9 a.m. this morning due to the odor of gas.
Firefighters responded to the school on E Thompson Street in the city’s Port Richmond section around 9 a.m. Monday.
Teachers and staff at the school were evacuated. Kids are still on summer break. There were no reports of any injuries.
As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later firefighters and Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) crews could be seen entering the OLPR building.
According to PGW a private contractor working inside the building struck the gas line. PGW crews responded and got the line fixed in less than 90 minutes.
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