Plumbers hit gas line; Phoenix church evacuated

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A Phoenix church was evacuated after outdoor plumbers hit a gas line Saturday morning.

Plumbers had been digging behind Longview Church at 1301 E. Whitton when they struck the line.

The call went out as a first alarm because it was such a large structure, Phoenix Fire Capt. Rob McDade said.

McDade said firefighters were able to secure the leak and other than the church, no surrounding homes or businesses were evacuated.

[Google map: 1301 E. Whitton Ave.]

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