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Gas Main Rupture Prompts Evacuation In Little Village

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A building in the Little Village neighborhood was evacuated Wednesday morning, after a construction crew struck a gas main.

Just after 9 a.m. Wednesday, the crew struck the 6-inch, medium-pressure gas main next to a vacant lot at 2445 W. 24th St., just east of a freight train overpass.

A building across the street was evacuated as a precaution, fire officials said.

The building nearest the gas main break was vacant.

A Level 1 HazMat response called for the gas leak was secured at 9:50 a.m., Rosado said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.