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Residents return to home after gas leak caused evacuation

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Residents were allowed to return home Friday shortly after being evacuated just before lunchtime for a gas leak in the area.

According to officials, a contractor doing work in the 500 block of South Seventh Street in Wilmington was handling a gas line that was so corroded that it just fell apart.

Piedmont Gas responded to the leak and sealed off the line.

Only a few people were  home during the evacuation.

No injuries have been reported.

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