Amelia Island homes briefly evacuated by gas leak

Authorities said no one was injured

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – Nassau County authorities cleared an area of the Dunes at Amelia subdivision Tuesday morning while utility officials addressed a gas leak.

According to Nassau Emergency Management, crews installing underground cable television lines in the neighborhood hit a gas line, causing it to leak. Crews clamped the line in two places to stop the flow of gas.

Seven homes on Turtle Shores Drive were evacuated for about an hour and people were asked to stay out of the area until the leak was under control.

Authorities said no one was injured but to be careful while first responders continued working in the area.

“Accidents happen, stay safe,” @NassauEM tweeted.

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