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Children Evacuated After Work Crews Hit Gas Line

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July 10, 2014: Work crews struck a gas line that forced dozens of children to be evacuated from a water park.  (Source: Fort Lauderdale Fire Department, Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Heiser)

July 10, 2014: Work crews struck a gas line that forced dozens of children to be evacuated from a water park. (Source: Fort Lauderdale Fire Department, Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Heiser)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Dozens of children playing at a water park next to a school in Fort Lauderdale had to be evacuated after a construction crew struck an underground gas line.

The Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Hazardous Materials team responded to a gas leak at 245 West Park Drive beside Croissant Park Elementary.

The gas line was a one-inch line three feet underground.

Officials said 70 supervised children were at the park at the time of the incident and were taken to the school next door.  The leak is under control and no injuries were reported.

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