About 100 people evacuate due to gas leak in Vancouver neighborhood

PORTLAND, Ore. — About 100 people evacuated their homes in East Vancouver Thursday night after a large natural gas leak in a neighborhood, the Vancouver Fire Department (VFD) said.

Fire spokesperson Bryan Fredrickson said a homeowner was doing repairs when they accidentally ruptured a gas line near 46th Street and 151st Avenue just before 7 p.m.

Dangerously high level of gas were detected at several homes on the block and residents waited on buses as crews worked to get the situation under control. 

Crews stopped the leak within about three hours and residents were allowed to return home shortly before 10 p.m. 

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