Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Public safety

Gas leak forces evacuation at McLane Middle School in Brandon

BRANDON — A natural gas leak forced the evacuation of more than 100 students and staff Monday at McLane Middle School in Brandon, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

The leak was reported before noon in Building No. 600 inside the school grounds, officials said. About 130 people were moved to a different building.

There were no reports of illness of injuries, authorities said. A Haz-Mat crew was sent to the school to fix the leak.

Further details were no immediately available.

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