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UPDATE: Crews Unable to Stop Gas Leak on Voelkel Avenue

A gas leak has been reported on Voelkel Avenue in Dormont.

A gas leak has been reported on Voelkel Avenue in Dormont.

According to U.S. Emergency Alerts, local emergency crews, including the Dormont Volunteer Fire Department, were dispatched to 2900 Voelkel Avenue for a report of gas leak that crews are unable to control.

Lt. Jim Medsger of Dormont VFD said the leak occurred in the basement of the multi-unit apartment building on the corner of Voelkel and Potomac avenues. The building includes about six apartments, possibly more, and residents are currently being evacuated onto a bus owned by the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department to keep warm.

Medsger said the gas company is on scene but has been unable to shut the gas off, for an unknown reason.

"I don't know if it's due to the cold weather, or what, but Dormont VFD is up there and they are evacuating the building. They've been there at least an hour," he said.

Medsger said it is unknown, at this time, how long evacuation will last.

Dormont-Brookline Patch will bring you updates as details become available.

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