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Raleigh firefighters respond to downtown gas leak

The Red Hat sign is prominent on the Raleigh skyline when you approach from S. Wilmington St., and it too will change if the company's Shadowman logo changes.
The Red Hat sign is prominent on the Raleigh skyline when you approach from S. Wilmington St., and it too will change if the company's Shadowman logo changes.

A portion of downtown Raleigh had to be cleared Monday morning after a gas leak in front of Red Hat.

The Raleigh Fire Department responded to the intersections of Wilmington and Davie streets and Davie and Blount streets just before 7:30 a.m. Monday and had to evacuate the immediate area.

“We’ve just cleared up,” said Allen Wilson, Raleigh fire division chief, around 8:30 a.m. “This happens from time to time where we have a gas line leak or rupture. They were able to get PSNC on the scene and get it under control.”

PSNC Energy was able to stop the gas leak and get it under control. The cause of the leak is unknown at this time, Wilson said.

Anna Johnson; 919-829-4807; @anna_m_johnson

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