Neighborhood in Brewer Evacuated From a Gas Leak 

Some folks in Brewer were evacuated from their homes after a gas leak this afternoon.A private contractor was working along Gilmore street when he hit and severed an underground gas line.Close to 20 people in the neighborhood were evacuated and North Main Street was closed as a precaution.Captain of the Brewer Fire Department Gary Parent says they were lucky they were able to keep it contained.” With the large volume of that gas these apartment houses and houses so close together we could have had a real serious situation.”Clean-up and repairs have already started.And North Main street has been opened back up.But folks in the neighborhood will remain evacuated until the repairs are complete.