Oro Valley school evacuated because of gas leak - Tucson News Now

Oro Valley school evacuated because of gas leak

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Over 670 students and faculty were sent to a nearby park as a precaution. Over 670 students and faculty were sent to a nearby park as a precaution.
© Golder Ranch crews then checked the school to make sure it was safe for the evacuees' return. © Golder Ranch crews then checked the school to make sure it was safe for the evacuees' return.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Students and staff at BASIS School in Oro Valley have been allowed back into the building after a nearby gas leak forced an evacuation.

Golder Ranch Fire District says the leak started just before 9 a.m. when a construction crew hit a 2-inch gas line north of the school.

Over 670 students and faculty were sent to a nearby park as a precaution.

No one was injured in the incident.

Southwest Gas capped the leak and Golder Ranch crews then checked the school to make sure it was safe for the evacuees' return.

Correction: Early reports incorrectly said Davis Elementary School was evacuated.

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