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Ruptured gas line forces evacuations in Botanical Heights neighborhood

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A ruptured gas line has forced some residents in Botanical Heights neighborhood to be evacuated. (Credit: KMOV) A ruptured gas line has forced some residents in Botanical Heights neighborhood to be evacuated. (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A ruptured gas line has been safely fixed after a group of residents were forced to evacuate their home in the Botanical Heights neighborhood. 

Laclede Gas officials fixed the gas line around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the St. Louis Fire Department, a city water crew member was working on a  Laclede Gas line when it ruptured in the 4000 block of Lafayette around 12:40 p.m.

Officials said 10 homes have been evacuated and gas is still coming out of the line, making a hissing sound. 

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