Gas Leak Contained In Downtown Le Mars

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A gas leak that closed traffic to part of downtown Le Mars Wednesday has been contained.

Fire Chief Dave Schipper says it occurred just before 10 a.m. when a crew was working in the alley off of 1st Avenue Northwest and Plymouth Street.

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Chief Schipper says the gas level started to reach a dangerous levewl in the building.

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Schipper says the Frontier building was made safe and a crew from MidAmerican Energy began repairs on the gas line:

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The line only fed the Frontier building.

Orange City Fire Rescue also sent mutual aid to deal with the situation.

Schipper says there was a second gas leak call near American Bank that was dealt with, as well as a medical call, so the firefighter staff was kept busy.