A broken gas line just one block from the Whole Foods on 6th and I streets in Northeast D.C. forced several people out of their homes on Wednesday.
Around 2:30 p.m. D.C. Fire and EMS firefighters evacuated families from at least eight row houses in the area.
Washington Gas said a contractor working in a home broke a gas line, and they have since shut off the gas. The leak was confined to one home, officials said.
Update: Major Gas Leak: 900 Block of 6th Street NE – 8 residential units have been evacuated due to high levels of natural gas – vehicles on the block have been relocated by @DCDPW to the 800 block of 6th Street NE in order to allow for @washingtongas to dig for repairs… pic.twitter.com/599SoTCUL8
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 28, 2021
Cars were moved to the corner of H street so Washington Gas could dig for repairs.
Crews determined the area was safe and allowed residents to return to their homes just before 5:30 p.m.
Below is the area where it happened.