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Evacuations, shelter in place lifted following Chico gas leak

The Chico Police Department said people were sheltering in place due to a gas leak in Chico.

Posted: Oct 6, 2021 3:45 PM
Updated: Oct 6, 2021 10:12 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico Fire Department said all evacuations and shelter-in-place orders for a gas leak have been lifted just before 4:30 p.m. The leak has been secured.

The gas leak was on Palmetto Ave. near Sheridan Ave. and broke out just before 3:30 p.m.

Residents within 300 feet were being evacuated while people more than 300 feet from the gas leak were sheltering in place.

The gas leak was in the area of Palmetto Ave. near Highway 99. 

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