Charlotte firefighters have been kept busy today, dealing with natural gas leaks.
The most recent happened about noon, in the 9700 block of Southern Pines Boulevard. That is in an industrial area near Interstates 77 and 485 in south Charlotte. Fire Capt. Mark Basnight said it is unclear how big the ruptured gas line is.
Earlier, firefighters dealt with ruptured lines in two other locations.
On the west side, a leak was reported in the 7800 block of Old Dowd Road, where an 8-inch line ruptured. Charlotte fire Capt. Rob Brisley said this incident happened as part of the airport construction project. The leak happened in a large field, away from any roads. No evacuations were needed.
The second leak was in the 2500 block of Witney Lane, off Andover Road in southeast Charlotte. That is in a residential area between Randolph and Providence roads. Officials evacuated nearby workers for a time.