Car Hits Gas Meter; Homes Evacuated

People living in Pasco are returning to their homes following a gas leak on Pender Dr.

A woman hit a gas meter on the side of a home when trying to park her car and gas instantly began leaking.

Our reporters on scene could smell the gas from down the street.

The Pasco Fire Department arrived on scene and evacuated eight homes in case of an explosion.

Within minutes, Cascade Natural Gas employees were on scene and pinched the main gas line.

One man said he got a little nervous when asked to leave his home.

"I was laying on my couch when a knock on the door said we needed to be evacuted," said Jerid Ronquillo. "You could smell something, gas leaking somehwere. I guess it could've blown up."

If you live on the Pender Dr. and are returning home, check with a Cascade Natural Gas employee if it is safe to go back into your home.

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