Fairbanks Gas Leak

Late YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, CITY FIRE AND RESCUE CREWS RESPONDED TO the AREA OF ILLINOIS STREET and Charles street for a report of A NATURAL GAS LEAK.

FIRE CREWS CALLED FOR THE EVACUATION OF THE IMMEDIATE AREA, and Fairbanks Natural Gas crews were on scene to cap the leak.

A DOT official confirmed to the newscenter a piece of equipment being used as part of the Illinois Street Reconstrction project did rupture a gas pipe, however an investigation into the incident still continues.
 

DOT is advising caution and urge motorists and pedestrians to avoid the area until the leak can be corrected.