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Gas leak at U. leads to evacuations

Firefighters and gas company employees work on a gas leak at about 1550 East on 100 South Monday on the University of Utah campus. Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman Scott Freitag said construction activity caused the leak. The fire department evacu
Firefighters and gas company employees work on a gas leak at about 1550 East on 100 South Monday on the University of Utah campus. Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman Scott Freitag said construction activity caused the leak. The fire department evacuated three buildings. The leak was fixed by 1 p.m.
Tom Smart, Deseret News

A gas leak occurred at a University of Utah construction site Monday morning.

The Salt Lake City Fire Department responded shortly before 11 a.m. and evacuated three surrounding buildings as a precaution, said spokesman Scott Freitag. He estimated that construction activity caused the leak.

By 1 p.m., the leak was fixed, and the buildings were reopened.

— Michael Gonda