Gas leak evacuates 12 homes in Salem

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A natural gas leak evacuated 12 homes and closed a neighborhood in Northeast Salem Monday.

The leak was reported before noon in the 3800 block of 48th Avenue NE and Ricks Lane NE. Roads to the area. NW Natural crews were trying to locate the source of the leak, according to the Marion County Fire District No. 1. Buses were brought in to help shelter evacuees.

Marion County Sheriff’s deputies and Marion County Public Works crews were also on scene.

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