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NOFD evacuates portion of St. Roch due to gas leak

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

A high-pressure gas leak forced NOFD to temporarily evacuate a portion of St. Roch this morning.

According to the New Orleans Fire Department, a high-pressure gas leak was reported at the corner of Franklin Avenue and N. Galvez Street around 10:56 a.m. on April 6. A Haz-Mat team along with a full one-alarm response from NOFD entered the area and evacuated everyone within one block of the leak.

The gas was shut off and the leak contained by 11:43 a.m. All residents have since been allowed to return home. 

The leak occurred when a construction contractor repairing sidewalks in the area accidentally struck a gas line according to NOFD. A member of the NOFD struck his head on a piece of metal piping and was taken to an area hospital to be treated for a small laceration. No other injuries were reported.

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