NewsRegion C Palm Beach CountyWest Palm Beach

Actions

Gas leak at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach

wptv-pbau-police-fire-activity.jpg
wptv-pbau-police-fire-activity2.jpg
wptv-pbau-police-fire-activity3.jpg
Posted at 10:16 AM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 11:22:48-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Police, firefighters, and a HAZMAT team have responded to a gas leak on the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach on Friday morning.

The activity is centered around a construction site on Pembroke Place and S. Dixie Highway, right next to the Warren Library.

Officials said crews are working to repair a gas leak.

Exclusive video from WPTV Chopper 5 showed multiple firefighters surrounding a backhoe, along with firefighters hosing down parts of the ground.

A small amount of smoke could be seen coming from the roof of a building under construction, but it's unclear if that smoke is related to the gas leak.

WATCH CHOPPER 5 VIDEO:

CHOPPER 5 VIDEO: HAZMAT situation at Palm Beach Atlantic University

No other details have been released.

This is a developing story. Stay with WPTV for updates.