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Mar 19, 2013 2:31 PM by Sarah Sanchez

Gas leak forces evacuations on east side

TUCSON - Three homes have been evacuated due to a gas line break on the east side.

It happened at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Sarnoff Drive and Bowline Road, which is located near 22nd Street and Sarnoff Drive, according to Tucson Fire Department spokesman Capt. Barrett Baker.

A construction company working in the area called 911 and reported that they had broken a 2-inch gas line, Baker said. Tucson Fire dispatched a Hazmat crew due to the size of the leak, Baker added.

Southwest Gas crews are currently working to stop the leak.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

Stay tuned to News 4 Tucson for updates.

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