Gas leak capped in Jantzen Beach area

A 3-inch gas line behind a Burlington Coat Factory store in Portland’s Jantzen Beach area was broken, May 14, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)
A 3-inch gas line behind a Burlington Coat Factory store in Portland’s Jantzen Beach area was broken, May 14, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 3-inch gas line behind a Burlington Coat Factory store in Portland’s Jantzen Beach area broke Tuesday, forcing the store to evacuate.

PF&R spokesperson Rich Chapman said the broken line was in an area where new construction is going on behind the store. The leak was reported at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday.

By 4:45 p.m. Chapman told KOIN 6 News the gas line had been shut off and his crews were packing up.

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