Gas line struck on northside, students and faculty evacuate

The broken line sits in a lot north of the BASIS School so more than 670 students and faculty evacuated the school as a precautionary measure. Golder Ranch crews are checking to make sure the school is completely safe before students and faculty return to school.

Gas line struck on northside, students and faculty evacuate

CREATED Mar. 5, 2013
Web Producer: Taylor Higgins
 
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - BASIS students and staff got a late start to their morning after a contractor struck a gas line near the school Tuesday. 
 
Crews with Golder Ranch Fire District responded to the 11,000 block of north Oracle Road just before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday after construction crews struck a two-inch gas line, according to Joshua Hurguy with Golder Ranch Fire. 
 
The line sits in a lot north of the BASIS School so more than 670 students and faculty evacuated the school as a precautionary measure, Hurguy said. 
 
While students and faculty waited in a nearby park, Southwest Gas crews responded to evaluate the line. 
 
Hurguy says the gas line is now secure and no longer leaking, but Golder Ranch Fire Hazardous Materials personnel are checking to make sure the school is completely safe before students and faculty return to school. 
 
Libby Howell with Southwest Gas says the is no gas outage an no street closure as a result of the gas line break.

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