Gas leak spurs evacuation of Dallas middle school

DALLAS — A middle school in Northeast Dallas has been evacuated due to a gas line leak.

Jason Evans with Dallas Fire-Rescue says the three-inch line was cut at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the driveway of a home at 500 Easton Road, near Robert T. Hill Middle School, by a crew doing unknown work. DFR hazmat crews were called to the scene.

The school was evacuated and students were moved to another building on the property that’s a safe distance away from the leak, Andre Riley with DISD said.

Evans says no readings of gas were found inside the school. Fire crews also knocked on doors of homes to inform residents of what happened, but no one was home at the time.

Jennifer Altieri with Atmos Energy says gas has been cut off while the line is repaired. She urges crews to call 811 before before digging for construction projects.

No injuries were reported.

Information from www.wfaa.com

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