8 Homes evacuated after gas main break

Eight homes had to be evacuated due to a gas main break in Central Austin late Friday night.

The Austin Fire Department says four units had to respond to the two-inch gas main break just after 10:00 p.m. in the 4500 block of Avenue H. A mandatory evacuation was put in place for the surrounding homes. There were no injuries.

It's believed a water main break near the gas main may have contributed to the problem.

Texas Gas and Austin Water crews are still on the scene trying to repair the break.

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