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KFD: Gas leak on UT campus under control

9:45 AM, Dec 11, 2012   |    comments
  • A gas leak on UT Campus at Jacob Dr./ 12-11-12
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Update 9:28 a.m.

A spokesman with the Knoxville Fire Department says a natural gas leak on the University of Tennessee Agricultural Campus is under control.

Spokesperson DJ Corcoran told 10News that the building evacuated was one that likely contained construction workers working nearby.

Corcoran says the pipe affected was under a building being worked on.

A KUB representative also told 10News the gas valve has been shut off while crews work to repair the leak.

No injuries have been reported. 

Update

A Knoxville Utilities Board representative says a natural gas leak on the UT Ag Campus was caused by a third-party dig.

Some of the buildings around Jacob Dr. are being evacuated.

Stay with 10News and wbir.com for more details on this developing story.

Previous story

Crews worked to repair a gas leak on Jacob Drive on the University Agricultural Campus Tuesday morning.

Knox County dispatchers say the leak happened near construction around 8:30 a.m.

Emergency responders evacuated the surrounding area.

10News has a crew en route.

Stay with 10News and wbir.com for more as this story develops.

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