Natural Gas Leak Sparks Hazmat Call At Spokane's NorthTown Mall - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Natural Gas Leak Sparks Hazmat Call At Spokane's NorthTown Mall

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If you were out shopping or driving past Spokane's NorthTown Mall Tuesday afternoon, you may have seen a commotion.

Several fire trucks and security officers were focused near a parking garage on the east side of the mall around 1:30 p.m. after a natural gas line was ruptured.

Spokane Fire Battalion Chief Joel Fielder told KHQ it appeared a worker trimming shrubs clipped a small natural gas line that came off the main meter feeding the mall. Firefighters went inside the mall to monitor gas levels for anything unusual, but found no problems and nobody was evacuated.

The main natural gas valve was shut off and Avista was called in to make repairs.

Nobody was in danger and the area was cleared shortly after the call began.

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