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Lafayette police and fire evacuated residents due to a gas line break on the city's east side Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018 11:32 AM
Updated: Aug. 8, 2018 5:05 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette police and fire evacuated residents due to a gas line break on the city's east side Wednesday afternoon.

According to dispatchers News 18 spoke with, four trucks were on scene at 712 Paradise Avenue. That is near the Visitor's Center off I-65.

According to Lafayette police, crews were able to shut off the gas main about 8 minutes after the leak started. The possible cause was a lawnmower striking a gas meter.

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