Car slams into gas meter, apartment residents evacuate

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Residents of a Phoenix apartment complex are back in their homes after a car slammed into a gas meter, forcing them to evacuate.

It happened early Wednesday morning at the Grande Vista apartments just east of 15th Avenue and Roosevelt Street.

Firefighters kept residents outside until the gas could be shut off and the building deemed safe.

Video from the scene showed people sitting outside, several of them with their pets.

The driver who hit the gas meter left the scene. Police are still looking for that person.

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