SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A gas leak forced evacuations late Sunday afternoon in a South St. Louis neighborhood.
The gas leak happened around 2:00 p.m. on Jamieson Avenue near Lindenwood Park.
The St. Louis City Fire Department evacuated five buildings as a safety precaution.
Work crews closed the area off during the evacuation.
Laclede Gas workers responded to the area after residents called about a strong smell of gas in the area.
Workers later discovered a crack in a 12 inch gas line.
Repairs were made to the line, and residents were allowed back to their homes.
It's unknown what caused the crack in the gas line.