Firefighters evacuate area in Emporia for gas leak

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HMN-Firefighters evacuate area in Emporia for gas leak

EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Emporia Fire Department is evacuating an apartment building in east Emporia due to a gas leak.

5:46 p.m.

The fire department resolved the issue and people are now able to reenter their homes, according to emergency crews on scene.

4:30 p.m.

Emergency response teams are investigating the leak and have evacuated people at 1004 Sylvan Street. More homes could be evacuated north of the area if the gas leak spreads.

The Lyon County Emergency Communications Center has asked people to avoid the area. The fire department is working now to address the problem further.

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