Maine Mall reopens after gas leak

8:17 PM, Feb 17, 2013   |    comments
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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Mall in South Portland was evacuated Sunday afternoon after a gas line was struck by a snowplow outside the building.

The South Portland Fire Department said the mall was evacuated around 1 p.m. Sunday.  The leak was quickly contained, and mall staff said fire officials went through the entire mall testing air quality levels before everyone was allowed to re-enter the mall shortly after 2 p.m. when it was deemed safe.

A mall worker who attempted to contain the gas leak was treated on scene, but was not seriously injured.

There were no other reported injuries during the incident.



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