BEAUMONT - by Scott Lawrence - The Beaumont Fire Department has lifted an evacuation after workers got a natural gas leak under control, according to information provided to KFDM News by Capt. Brad Penisson of the Beaumont Fire Department.
Watch KFDM News at 5 and 6 for reaction to the evacuation and updated information.
Workers controlled the leak by 2:30 Thursday afternoon. A Drainage District 6 crew doing work at Galveston and Wilson Street, near East Lucas in north Beaumont, ruptured the 4 inch line at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
The Fire Department asked families within a half mile radius to evacuate.
Nobody was hurt but workers with Centerpoint, the owner of the line, used meters and determined some of the natural gas had made its way into the sewer system and could get into homes. That's why firefighters asked families to evacuate.
Penisson told KFDM News Centerpoint crews crimped the line in five places to help control the leak.
Evacuation order lifted; gas leak under control
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