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Residents evacuated for natural gas leak in York Co.

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RED LION, Pa. (WHTM) -

Fifteen Red Lion homes were evacuated for a natural gas leak on Tuesday.

Russ Bedell, spokesman for Columbia Gas, said the fire department responded to a call for an odor of gas this afternoon. Originally, only four homes were evacuated.

Crews finishing up sealing the leak on the 600 block of West Broadway. The road is shut down between 1st Avenue and Mill Street.

All homes on the block were evacuated, and the Red Cross has been called in to assist the families. 

A few hours later Columbia Gas reported that fire crews had begun to let people back inside their homes.

Columbia told abc27 that there were four leaks in the gas main, and all of them were fully repaired. Authorities are not yet sure of a cause, but they said that the line will eventually be replaced. There is no timeline on when that would happen.

According to Columbia Gas, everyone in the vicinity was safe from harm, and at no time did they detect high gas readings.

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