Residents return home after reported gas leak near Socastee

Published: May. 9, 2022 at 12:36 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A number of homes were evacuated as crews responded to calls about a gas leak on Monday.

Horry County Fire Rescue said crews were in the area of Black Pearl Way, located just outside Socastee, at around 11:40 a.m.

Officials added that 18 homes were evacuated out of precaution, but no injuries have been reported.

Those evacuated were allowed to return home by around 1:30 p.m. as the situation was put under control, according to HCFR.

Dominion Energy later said the line was damaged by a third party doing excavation work in the area.

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