- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A Bellingham, Washington, fire official says an excavator breaking up asphalt hit a natural gas line Tuesday afternoon, causing a leak that prompted the evacuation of a few downtown businesses.

The Bellingham Herald reports (https://is.gd/hcBhAu ) that Fire Capt. Mark Brennan says Cascade Natural Gas crews showed up about 40 minutes later to fix the problem.

Fire crews monitored gas levels in the air. Brennan said most of the gas was dissipating.

Salon owner Billy Munoz at the Velvet Rope Hair Studio says a construction worker rushed in and told stylists that a gas line had been hit and they had to leave the building.

Stylist Amy Price had to finish cutting her client’s hair outside.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, https://www.bellinghamherald.com

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