Fresno Chaffee Zoo evacuated due to large gas leak

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The gas leak has been fixed and visitors are being allowed back in the zoo Wednesday afternoon. (KFSN)

The gas leak has been fixed and visitors are being allowed back in the zoo Wednesday afternoon.

PG&E said a construction crew digging with a backhoe at the City of Fresno corporation yard, across the street from the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, hit a gas line late Wednesday morning. The damaged gas line was located at Golden State Boulevard and Belmont Avenue.

The Chaffee Zoo said they evacuated all guests as a precaution -- but they have were allowed to return about two hours later.
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