Gas leak prompts brief evacuation in Vancouver neighborhood

By Laura McVicker, Columbian staff writer

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A gas leak Saturday afternoon forced the evacuation of six homes in the Burnt Bridge Creek area.

Vancouver fire Capt. Scott Willis said the leak was reported just before 3 p.m. in the 4600 block of Northeast 155th Avenue. A resident reported that he had been digging a ditch in between two homes when he hit a gas line.

While Northwest Natural Gas Company repaired the leak, residents in six homes were displaced for less than 30 minutes, Willis said.