Natural gas leak causes evacuation of Peoria neighborhood

A natural gas leak on NE Glendale Avenue in Peoria forces an evacuation
A natural gas leak on NE Glendale Avenue in Peoria forces an evacuation(Pixabay)
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 11:02 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A natural gas leak and the risk of an explosion forced the evacuation of some Peoria residents on Tuesday.

The Peoria Fire Department said crews were called about 3:35 p.m. to a home in the 1000 block of NE Glendale Avenue, between Main Street and Hamilton Boulevard.

First responders said they found a “high concentration” of natural gas inside, forcing the evacuation of that house, plus five neighboring homes.

The fire department said a dog and a cat made it out safely, and the American Red Cross helped find temporary housing for the two adults and four children who live at the home.

The battalion chief said people evacuated from the neighboring homes were allowed to return after about 45 minutes.

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