Gas leak sealed outside assisted living facility
LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) -- Lauderhill Fire Rescue had to evacuate several residents and staff members from an assisted living facility due to a propane gas leak.
It would be several hours before those evacuated would be able to return to a section of the ALF. The gas company arrived at the Lennox on the Lake assisted living facility, at 6700 West Commercial Boulevard, just before 12 p.m. Tuesday to figure out what to do about the leaking underground propane tank.
Those inside the ALF were ordered to leave a section of the building located near the leak, which was allegedly caused by a construction crew working in the area. Crew members cut into the tank by accident. Those inside the building were moved from one part of the building to another.
Meanwhile, the gas company first tried to transfer the gas from the ruptured propane tank into a tanker truck. They then decided to burn off the remaining gas inside the tank. That process was completed just before 2 p.m.
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