UPDATE: 11:27 a.m.
Residents of Levitt Lane and Stirling Place could be out of their homes for hours after a natural gas line was hit, Wednesday morning.
RCMP, firefighters and FortisBC remain on scene investigating.
Seven homes were evacuated after the line was struck some time before 10:30 a.m.
There is a strong smell of natural gas and a loud hissing sound coming from the area.
Firefighters and FortisBC are on the scene of Levitt Lane off Richter Street for a natural gas line that has been hit.
Five homes along Levitt Lane and two houses on Stirling Place have been evacuated.
The line was hit about 10: 30 a.m., Wednesday, and there is construction in the area.
Fire crews say the gas is billowing from the pipe and have called in extra assistance to deal with the matter.
A Capital News reporter is headed to the scene and this story will be updated as more information becomes available.