VIDEO: Breaking news coverage of gas leak in North Seattle


LIVE, LOCAL, IN-DEPTH. KIRO7 NEWS STARTS NOW. WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS. TWO PEOPLE WERE HURT AND A BUILDING HAD TO BE EVACUATED AFTER A GAS LEAK. CREWS ARE WORKING TO GET IT UNDER CONTROL. THE FLAMES JUST ERUPTING FROM THE GROUND. OUR DEEDEE SUN HAS MORE. Reporter: THREE CITY BLOCKS WERE EVACUATED. AS YOU SAID, THAT FIRE IS STILL BURNING. CREWS ARE TRYING TO PUT WATER NOT NECESSARILY ON THE FIRE BUT IN THE AREA TO PREVENT IT FROM SPREADING. THE BEST WAY THEY SAID TOP HANDLE IT IS TO LET IT BURN OFF. AS FOR WHAT STARTED IT, I’M TOLD IT STARTED AND TWO PSE WORKERS WERE OUT HERE. LET ME SHOW YOU THE SIZE OF THE SCENE. THE TWO PSE WORKERS WERE TRYING TO CLAMP THIS GAS LINE SHUT WHEN SOMETHING WENT WRONG AND FIRE STARTED. BOTH WORKERS WERE IN THE DITCH. I AM TOLD THEY’RE IN STABLE CONDITION. THEY WERE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAID THEY EVACUATED THREE BLOCKS FROM WITHOUT WITHOUT 102 AND TO MIDVALE. I’M TOLD THE SAFEST THING TO DO IS TO WAIT FOR THE NATURAL GAS TO BURN OFF BEFORE THEY DO ANY FURTHER WORK. 21 UNITS ARE OUT HERE MONITORING THE SITUATION. THIS IS CONSIDERED A MAJOR GAS LEAK. I’M TOLD FROM THE SPOKESPERSON SHE HASN’T SEEN A GAS LEAK LIKE THIS EVER. WE’LL COPE AN EYE ON THIS AND WHEN THIS BURNS OFF AND WHEN THIS FIRE GETS PUT OUT. IT IS CONTAINED TO THAT AREA WHERE THE LEAK IS HAPPENING. WE’RE WORKING TO TALK TO SOME RESIDENTS AS WELL. SO AN UNUSUAL SITE ON NORTH

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