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Leesburg gas leak evacuates shopping center

Wednesday - 2/22/2012, 9:13am  ET

WASHINGTON - A Leesburg, Va. shopping center was evacuated Wednesday morning because of a gas leak.

Loudoun County Fire closed Bellewood Commons just off of Route 7 Business as a precaution, officials tell WTOP.

The gas leak happened at the construction site right behind the shopping center. Because of winds, people in the area may smell a gas odor. The fire department tells residents nearby the situation is stable.

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