Gas leak prompts evacuations in a Fountain neighborhood

Gas leak in Fountain 12/5/22.
Gas leak in Fountain 12/5/22.(KKTV)
Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 12:01 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 5, 2022 at 12:31 PM MST
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FOUNTAIN, Colo. (KKTV) - Residents in a Fountain neighborhood were forced to evacuate their homes on Monday due to a gas leak.

At about 11:30 a.m. the following message was sent to some residents in the area of Crest Drive and Ridge Drive:

“EVACUATION ORDER for Crest St and Royalty Dr, Sunny Ln and Crest St in Fountain due to a gas leak near 412 Royalty Pl. Everyone in this area is ordered to evacuate immediately.”

The evacuation order was lifted at about 12:15 p.m.

According to a representative with Black Hills Energy, the gas leak was caused by crews digging in the area. The crews were not with Black Hills Energy.

Click here for updates and for a map of the impacted area.