Hazmat teams and rescue units stop natural gas leak in Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Hazmat teams were called to the scene of a natural gas leak Monday after a 2-inch underground line was ruptured by a backhoe in Delray Beach.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue units responded to the scene at a construction site at 1005 Tamarind Road slightly before noon and utilized "hydraulic vapor suppression" to ensure safe gas levels for emergency workers and residents. Florida Public Utilities was also on the scene.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue PIO Lt. Curtis Jepsen said the gas leak was stopped at 12:45 p.m.

Seasage Drive was closed during the incident and nearby houses were evacuated for public safety.

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