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Mandatory evacuation issued after gas leak in Sun Prairie

Posted: 9:52 PM, Aug 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-04 03:55:08Z

UPDATE: 

The mandatory evacuation in Sun Prairie has ceased, according to Sun Prairie Fire Department.

The fire department said those whose homes have not been evacuated should remain in shelter and away from the area of the leak. 

Those who left their homes will stay in Sun Prairie High School until further notice. 

ORIGINAL STORY:

Officials issued a mandatory evacuation for a gas leak in Sun Prairie, officials at the Sun Prairie Fire Department told our sister station WISC-TV.   60 to 80 homes were reportedly evacuated under the order. 

Officials said residents need to get to the Sun Prairie High School or vacate the area. 

The area around the leak evacuated is within a half-mile of Main Street and Whitetail Drive. 

Officials said while it’s urgent, there is "minimal to no known threat to life or property." 

Dane County dispatchers said the call came in at 8:25 p.m. Friday.

The evacuation site is east of downtown, where last month another gas leak caused a deadly explosion killing a Sun Prairie Firefighter.