High pressure gas leak contained in SE Fresno

FRESNO, Calif.

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The fire department closed off the area of Maple and North around 2:00 in the afternoon, because of this. You could hear the hiss as the broken pipe sent gas spewing into the air.

The Fresno Fire Department says a road crew accidentally ruptured the natural gas line.

People at two businesses had to shelter in place and one business was evacuated.

PG&E crews had a tough time finding a shut-off valve in the area.

North Avenue was closed for several hours.

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