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Shopping center briefly evacuated for natural-gas leak

Posted June 21, 2008 12:53 p.m. EDT
Updated June 21, 2008 1:25 p.m. EDT

— A natural-gas leak forced authorities to temporarily evacuate part of a shopping center in north Raleigh, emergency dispatch officials confirmed.

A woman in Saboy Restaurant smelled smoke and called the fire department to the shopping center, at 7713 Lead Mine Road. Four fire trucks and a couple hazardous-materials units arrived at the scene shortly after noon.

The shopping center was briefly evacuated as a precaution while crews assessed the situation.

Crews turned off the main gas line and told customers and employees it was safe to re-enter. Business was back to normal at the shopping center in around an hour.

PSNC crews stayed to repair the line.