Residents evacuated following propane leak

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PRESS RELEASE

WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — White County 911 received a call at 12:56 p.m. Monday (Aug. 10) advising of a gas leak at 690 Holiness Campground Rd. Firefighters from Fire Stations 2 and 4 responded along with White County EMS and White County Sheriff’s Department.

Mutual aid was requested from Hall County Fire Station 2 and Hall County Hazmat team. Approximately 2,800 gallons of liquid propane leaked from a broken valve on a delivery truck.

Residents were advised via the CodeRed emergency alert system to evacuate the area and a shelter was established at the Park & Rec Department on Asbestos Rd. Firefighters went door to door and assisted residents in the immediate area to evacuate. Several roads in the area closed including Holiness Campground

The Hall County Hazmat team was canceled as the leak was contained before their arrival. Firefighters cleared the scene at 3:12 pm and residents were advised they could return to their homes.

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