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
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.