UPDATE: 3:09 p.m.
A private contractor working along KLO Road hit a natural gas line, Wednesday afternoon.
Fire Capt. Steve Roshinsky said the work being done is unrelated to the Southeast Kelowna Water District updates.
Residents of one home voluntarily left due to the smell of natural gas; however, Roshinsky said the level of natural gas reading in the area was well within reason.
FortisBC has turned off the gas in the area.
WorkSafeBC is also on scene.
UPDATE: 2:45 p.m.
FortisBC is now on scene of a natural gas leak on KLO Road near Hall Road.
Residents claim there is a strong odour of gas in the area.
KLO Road is reduced to single alternating lanes.
Firefighters and RCMP are on the scene of a natural gas leak at 2286 KLO Road in Kelowna.
The leak sprung about 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, after a natural gas line was hit in the area. Residents are reporting the smell of gas is filling their homes.
FortisBC is headed to the scene.
One lane of KLO is blocked at Hall Road due to the incident.
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More to come.