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.