Crews burn off gas from leaky propane tank in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Crews had to evacuate a neighborhood to burn off gas leaking from propane gas tank in Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews responded to 911 calls about the smell of gas along the 2500 block of Middle River Drive at around 10:30 a.m., Monday.

Officials said responding firefighters found the source of the odor to be an older 100-pound propane tank located on the side of a home in the area.

Firefighters hooked the tank up to a device and burned off the gas while monitoring it to ensure there was no explosion.

Homes in the area were evacuated, as firefighters went to work.

Crews have since given the all clear.


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