Brownstown firefighters have had several opportunities to learn about responding to natural gas leaks in the past couple of weeks, including two incidents Monday.
At 12:06 p.m., firefighters were called to a natural gas leak in the basement of a home at 518 S. Poplar St.
That leak led to the brief evacuation of about 25 to 30 Brownstown residents from a one-block area around the home, Capt. Travis McElfresh said.
The level of natural gas built up inside the house was high enough to be explosive, he said, so firefighters called for the evacuation to allow the gas to dissipate enough so that gas workers and firefighters could enter the residence and determine the cause of the leak.
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