Natural gas leak reported on Pretty Lake Ave. in Norfolk


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Norfolk Fire & Rescue responded to the report of a natural gas leak on Pretty Lake Avenue at 26th Bay Tuesday morning.

Video from WAVY News 10’s Tom Schaad shows construction vehicles in the vicinity of the leak. Fire officials confirmed the crew hit the gas line.

Firefighters evacuated 12 people from one of the nearby apartment buildings, Schaad reports.

Battalion Chief Stephanie Ramsey said firefighters went door-to-door, but most residents had already self-evacuated. Fire crews cleared the scene within two hours of the initial call, including the Fire Marshal who also responded.

Virginia Natural Gas estimated it would take until about noon to fix the line.

This is developing news. Stay with WAVY for updates.

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