Gas leak forced families from homes

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MIDFIELD, Ala. (WIAT)– Residents of Carol Circle in Midfield found themselves forced out of their homes Friday morning.The reason for the displacement was a natural gas leak.

The leak came from an old house, which was destroyed previously by a fire, that was being torn down this morning.

One of the construction workers who was tearing down the house hit a live gas pipe causing the leak.

Midfield authorities, as a safety precaution, moved nearby neighbors away from the area.

Alagasco arrived shortly afterwards to stop the leakage.

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