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Raleigh Walmart evacuated due to gas leak

Posted July 21, 2009

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— Raleigh firefighters responded to the report of a gas odor at the Walmart at 1725 New Hope Church Road Tuesday morning. They found a gas leak inside the store and asked customers and employees to leave.

No injuries or illnesses were reported.The store reopened by 3 p.m.


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  • redmoon Jul 21, 2009

    wral just wanted to beat someone else, to getting out the story first... GOOD SHOW CHAPS...

  • edits Jul 21, 2009

    This is the second time in a year (i think a year) that this store has had this issue.

  • jobchick2004 Jul 21, 2009

    That's the one I shop at the most, it's good I wasn't there today.

  • blackdeimond8 Jul 21, 2009

    Wasn't "laughing" about the incident. I'm not that cruel. It was reported that no one was injured so I was laughing at the headline. A play on words.

  • sevirj89 Jul 21, 2009

    Somebody had too many hot dogs from the snack bar.

    But seriously, glad no one was hurt.

  • Hey yuall Jul 21, 2009

    WRAL I know you are in a hurry to get the story out but PLEASE....check your spelling...you are journalists! 'storE'

  • wcumom Jul 21, 2009

    rofl at Voice of Reason...is that you Courtland?

  • ForHim Jul 21, 2009

    blackdeimond8 - What is so funny about this story. Gas leaks can be serious. I would hope you would not be "laughing out loud" if it had blown up. Show some respect for the people who were in there.

  • living the dream Jul 21, 2009

    So that's what all the siren's were about. I work right around the corner and heard all the vehicles responding.

  • Voice_0f_reason Jul 21, 2009

    Really, a gas leak inside the "story?"