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Marquette students evacuated after gas leak on campus

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Marquette students evacuated after gas leak on campus

By Amy Burke. CREATED Jan 15, 2014 - UPDATED: Jan 15, 2014

UPDATE: The gas has now been shut off and students and employees have re-entered the building, according to Cathy Schulze with We Energies.

Schulze said a one inch service line was was hit by construction company working on campus.

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MILWAUKEE -- We Energies and the Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a gas leak in Johnston Hall on the Marquette University campus Wednesday morning.

The gas leak was likely caused when a construction company working on campus hit a gas line, officials say. Students were evacuated from Johnston Hall until the gas was turned off.

Several emergency vehicles responded to the scene, as the MU Wire reported on Twitter.

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Amy Burke joined TODAY'S TMJ4 as an Interactive Web Editor in December 2013. She was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois and majored in journalism at Indiana University.