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Hillsborough Wal-Mart Evacuated After Gas Line Break

Posted February 14, 2008

— Authorities evacuated a Wal-Mart Supercenter briefly Thursday afternoon after a car hit a natural gas line.

About two dozen people were asked to leave the Hampton Pointe Boulevard store as a precaution.

The gas company was at the scene to cap off the leak, police said, and the Wal-Mart was expected to reopen shortly thereafter.

There were no reports of injuries and no further information about the accident or whether charges will be filed.

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  • cocoanlk Feb 14, 2008

    my hubby was in the store at the time - he said there was way more than 2 dozen people, more like 2 hundred