Gas leak causes neighborhood evacuation in Altoona

ALTOONA, Wis. (WEAU) -- Dozens of people are evacuated after a gas leak in Altoona.

It happened just before 1:30 Sunday afternoon at Hillcrest Estates.

Altoona Fire Chief Mark Renderman said maintenance staff were installing new electric service to one of the homes and struck a gas line.

He said the staff called 911 immediately.

The fire department set up a perimeter and evacuated people in the nearby area.

Xcel Energy arrived and stopped the leak.

Chief Renderman said the evacuation lasted for approximately 30 minutes.

No one was hurt.

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