Largo residents evacuated after backhoe severs gas line

LARGO — Authorities evacuated 23 residents for about an hour near a gas leak Monday evening while a severed gas line was capped.

Several units from the Largo Fire Department and Clearwater Gas responded to 2710 Adrian Ave., Largo, to cap the line. A backhoe ruptured the 1-inch line, said Largo Fire Department District Chief Jeremiah McAuliffe.

Residents were allowed to return to their homes after the line was sealed.

Largo residents evacuated after backhoe severs gas line 09/27/10 [Last modified: Monday, September 27, 2010 11:30pm]

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