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Gas leak at Salt Lake bakery prompts business evacuations

Three businesses were evacuated Friday morning when a garbage truck caused a gas leak at a Salt Lake bakery Friday morning near the Target store, a fire spokesman said.

No injuries were reported, said Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Kevin Mokulehua.

A private garbage truck pinched a gas line while placing a garbage bin against a wall. The gas line was situated against the side of the building housing Larry’s Wholesale Bakery, 4369 Lawehana St., Mokulehua said.

Twelve firefighters responded to the 6:53 a.m. alarm, and arrived at 7:01 a.m. They isolated the area, immediately evacuated the bakery and two other businesses downwind.

Mokulehua said the pinched line serves as a feeder line for a propane tank at the business.

Police assisted in the evacuation and performed traffic control.

The gas company arrived at 7:31 a.m. and repaired the damaged line.

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