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Students evacuated due to gas leak


Last updated 12/21/2021 at 3:54pm

G. Connor Salter

On Monday morning, a gas leak was detected at Fountain Middle School. Students inside the school were evacuated to the football field outside by noon. Public service and Fountain Fire Department vehicles arrived to block off the parking lot and assess the situation.

The school reported that a gas main had broken at the corner of Alabama and Santa Fe avenues.

Black Hills Energy and the Fountain Fire Department recommended an early release for students, whose winter break was scheduled to begin Wednesday. Due to the ongoing situation, the school remained closed on Tuesday, so those students...

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