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Salem Hospital Building Evacuated Over Gas Line BreakTim King Salem-News.com
Motorists should avoid the area as crews work to bring the problem under control.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The Salem Fire Department is dealing with a gas leak at the psychiatric building maintained by Salem Hospital. A one inch gas line there has been ruptured.
The call was reported at 12:22 PM. Salem Fire Spokesman Bill Holmstrom says the building has been evacuated, adding that it is only one building at Salem Hospital.
The facility has been under reconstruction for over a year, it was not clear if the gas line break was a result of new construction in the area.
Motorists should avoid driving in the vicinity of 1127 Oak Street in Salem until the situation is resolved.
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