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Gas leak puts shopping center on alert

1 year 8 months 2 weeks ago August 21, 2014 Aug 21, 2014 Thursday, August 21 2014 Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:28:00 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Caroline McDougall

BATON ROUGE - A shopping center near the Siegen/Perkins intersection was evacuated and had its power disconnected after a contractor hit a gas line and caused a leak Thursday evening.

It took crews just more than two hours to seal the lake and about thirty more minutes to ventilate a grocery store that had filled with natural gas.  St. George firefighters said their was a strong odor in the Winn-Dixie shopping center.

The fire department said everything was clear about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

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