AFD: Gas leak near Wallace and Coulter contained

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Amarillo Fire Department has released more information on this evening’s gas leak that prompted evacuations in west Amarillo.

It happened around 3:48 p.m. in the area of Coulter and Amarillo Blvd.

Fire crews were called on a strong gas odor.

Crews arrived on the scene and said the source of the odor was found to be a large gas line that was damaged while digging a trench in a nearby construction site.

While investigating, crews said they got a Lower Explosive Limit reading of 10% and a Level 2 HazMat response was initiated just after 4 p.m.

AFD said Amarillo Urgent Care was evacuated due to the reading, and several other nearby businesses were later evacuated after the wind shifted out of the east.

Coulter St. from Wallace Blvd. to Amarillo Blvd. was closed until the leak was stopped at 5:52 p.m.

No injuries were reported.


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