Gas leak caused evacuation of multiple civilians

November 16, 2018

NORFOLK - There was a gas leak Thursday morning near the area of 1007 North 6th Street in Norfolk.

According to Assistant Fire Chief Tim Wragge, first arriving units of the Fire Division were lead by workers on scene to the area of the leak, which was in the alley behind the apartments on 6th street.

Initial crews encountered a strong odor of gas coming from a one inch line that was struck.

The Norfolk Police Division arrived on scene and assisted with evacuation of multiple civilians in the area affected by the leak. Norfolk Senior High was instructed to shelter in place

It took approximately ten firefighters and three rigs about 45 minutes to control the leak by clamping the line.

Once the leak was stopped, Black Hills Energy and Fire Division staff monitored the air quality.

All affected civilians were notified the situation had been mitigated and allowed to return to their homes.

Black Hills Energy remained on scene to further fix and secure the damaged line. There were no injuries to responders or civilians.

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