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The Morris Fire Department put up barricades and evacuated the block after a gas line was broken on West 6th Street Saturday afternoon.

Morris gas leak forces neighborhood evacuation

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A small area on the west side of Morris were briefly cordoned off Saturday afternoon after a homeowner digging post holes for a new fence struck a gas line.

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The incident occurred on the 600 block of West Sixth Street shortly before 1 p.m. The Morris Police Department, Stevens County Ambulance and Morris Fire Department responded to the call, and quickly cordoned off the area to keep spectators a safe distance away.

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