Natural gas leak leads to evacuation

Update: The fire department is back out there again after residents reported smelling gas again just before 2 p.m. (Thanks Cass for the tip.)

Earlier: Firefighters responded just before 8 this morning to 1537 NW 56th St. — the address of the Keelson apartments — for a report of a natural gas leak.

When they arrived, they detected enough gas in the air to begin evacuating the 7-story building, according to the scanner. Puget Sound Energy arrived to scene to investigate.

By 9:45 a.m., the leak was contained and fire crews had packed up and left.

(Thanks Silver for the updates!)

Residents return home after gas leak on 64th

Seattle Fire Department crews responded to a gas leak on NW 64th St at about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

NW 64th St was closed between 20th Ave NW and 22nd Ave NW while crews investigated the leak.

SFD confirms that the leak occurred after a water crew struck a gas line.

Residents returned home before 12:30 p.m. and no one was injured.

Reported gas leak at hospital construction site

Updated at 12:45 p.m. A gas leak at the construction site near Swedish Hospital triggered the evacuation of two buildings late this morning, including the building under construction. The hospital was not evacuated.

Seattle Fire says they discovered a gas leak near Tallman Ave. and Market St., and Puget Sound Energy is working on fixing it. We spoke with Terry White, the worker who was working on a the equipment that cut the pipe, and Eric Kelly who was helping on the ground. White tells us they were cutting concrete and there were supposed to be markings on the ground to indicate where not to dig. There were no markings on this spot as they cut the curb. When the two realized the line had been cut, Kelly says he ran inside where firefighters happened to be touring the facility for an inspection.

The leak was discovered at 11:30 a.m., and construction workers evacuated to the sidewalk while firefighters tested the air. Fire engines briefly blocked one lane of Market St. There are no injuries.