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30 evacuated after construction workers hit gas line

FARGO--Fire trucks blocked 11th Street North between First Avenue and NP Avenue shortly after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday because of a broken gas line. Fargo Fire Battalion Chief Dane Carley said he wasn't sure how the gas line broke, but said it was li...

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An Xcel Energy worker and Fargo Fire Department respond to a gas line break at 11th Street North between First Avenue and NP Avenue. Anne Millerbernd / The Forum

FARGO-Fire trucks blocked 11th Street North between First Avenue and NP Avenue shortly after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday because of a broken gas line.

Fargo Fire Battalion Chief Dane Carley said he wasn't sure how the gas line broke, but said it was likely the result of the ongoing construction near the intersection of 11th Street North and NP Avenue.

Xcel Energy workers arrived about 1 p.m. to shut down the gas line.

About 30 construction workers were evacuated from the Union Storage building at 1026 NP Ave., Carley said, but no residents in the nearby houses or apartments were asked to leave.

Carley said gas line mishaps occur a few times every week in the summer.

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