Gas leak causes evacuations of homes in south St. Louis County - KMOV.com

Gas leak causes evacuations of homes in south St. Louis County

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SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

Laclede Gas said a gas leak at an abandoned house in south St. Louis County led to several houses to being evacuated Thursday afternoon.

The utility said there were strong smells of gas coming from a home on Jeffersonian Drive around 2:30 p.m. Crews found gas leaking inside an abandoned home where crews said recent theft of copper pipes caused the leak.

Around 16 to 18 houses have been evacuated. Crews are working to shut off the gas.

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