Crews evacuated Wal-Mart, others after finding gas leak

Leak was temporarily secured

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. - Firefighters were on the scene of a gas leak at a Wal-Mart in Hamilton County on Monday evening.

Crews from the Westfield Fire Department were called to the scene in the 2000 block of East 151st Street around 9 p.m.

They received a call of a strong smell of gas and evacuated the building to search for the leak, officials said. 

Firefighters found a ruptured pipe outside of the Wal-Mart and were able to temporarily secure the leak while they waited for workers with Vectren to arrive. After they were able to secure the leak, officials allowed the Wal-Mart to reopen.

Rack Room Shoes and Five Below were also evacuated as a precaution. Officials said there were about 100 people inside all three stores at the time of the evacuation.

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