Homes Evacuated After Gas Main Crash

By: staff Email
By: staff Email

SPARKS, NV - Homes in Sparks were evacuated early Thursday morning after a car crashed into a home, triggering a gas leak.

Around 2.30am, Sparks police say a car sheared off a gas main at the intersection of Ephedra and Desert Peach and then crashed into the side of a home.

The driver ran away from the scene, but was later arrested.

Sparks fire department arrived on scene within 4 minutes and a ladder truck kept the gas contained leak contained by spraying water onto the gas main.

Residents of 6 homes where evacuated while the situation was contained.

NV Energy worked to shut off the gas so residents could return home.

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