Natural gas leak leads to evacuation of Kelowna neighbourhood

Natural gas leak leads to evacuation of neighbourhood in north Kelowna/Glenmore area Friday.

  • Sep. 14, 2012 10:00 a.m.
The Kelowna Fire Department

The Kelowna Fire Department

A natural gas leak was downgraded from potentially dangerous to an annoying smell by 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to an undisclosed source.

FortisBC worked on fixing the leak.

The natural gas leak was in the Glenmore area of Highland and Pinecrest in Kelowna.

Residents were evacuated west of Glenmore along Highland Drive and north along Pinecrest to Mountain.

RCMP began knocking on doors at 12:15 p.m Friday. Homes on Pinecrest Lane were evacuated by 12:20 p.m. Calmel Cres was cleared of residents by 12:33 p.m.

Streets in the area were blocked to traffic by police.

The area from Glenmore Drive, west along Highland and including Pinecrest remained evacuated after 1 p.m.

By 3 p.m. Friday no reason had been given for the cause of the leak.

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