The Charlotte Fire Department responded to a natural gas fire caused by a downed power line in Dilworth around 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Hazmat team responded, and the area on South Rensselaer Place is currently deemed unsafe.
The fire department tweeted at 6:14 p.m. that homes were being evacuated and that it would work with Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas until the area could be deemed safe.
Just before 8 p.m., the fire department said the incident was under control and residents were able to return home.
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