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Gas Leak in Gaithersburg, Portion of Fields Road Closed

Firetruck close upMontgomery County firefighters responded to a nine-inch natural gas line break on Monday afternoon in the 9800 block of Fields Road in Gaithersburg.

Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said a backhoe struck the line.

According to Piringer, Fields Road was closed between Rio Boulevard and Washingtonian Boulevard because of the break and dozens of homes were evacuated.

Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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