Ebene News – CA – Gas leak forces evacuations, shelter-in-place notice in Victoria

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VICTORIA –
A gas leak forced the evacuation of several homes and buildings near downtown Victoria on Monday afternoon

Workers at a construction site at 1201 Fort St struck the gas line during construction of the Bellewood Park residential development

First responders and officials from WorkSafeBC and FortisBC were called to the scene near the corner of Fort Street and Ormond Street at around 2 pm

Abstract Developments, which is building the Bellewood Park project, says no one was injured in the incident and workers are cooperating with investigators

Vehicle traffic was banned in the area and first responders were carrying out door-to-door evacuations in the afternoon

The city of Victoria said anyone within 500 meters of the site who has not been asked to leave their home should shelter in place

Please avoid the Fort and Ormond area @FortisBC is on site responding to a gas leak First responders are performing door-to-door evacuations If you are within 500m and have not been evacuated, please stand up safe #yyj picTwittercom / F5yk26peVK

Victoria, Fort Street, gas leak

Ebene News – CA – Gas leak forces evacuations, shelter-in-place notice in Victoria

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