Three buildings evacuated for propane leak

Propane (WISH Photo/ Teresa Mackin)
Propane (WISH Photo/ Teresa Mackin)

KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) – Three businesses were evacuated after an industrial propane leak on Friday morning in Kokomo.

The leak was at Moon Fabricating on West Morgan Street after an employee hit a 1,000 gallon propane tank.

24-Hour News 8’s news partner at the Kokomo Tribune say the tank was knocked off a high-pressure vale making the gas leak into the air.

High winds pushed the gas east in the direction of the Coca-Cola Bottling Kokomo plant and Robert’s B &K drive-in.

Employees remained outside for about an hour while the leak was neutralized. Morgan Street and Davis Road were closed during the evacuation.

AmeriGas was able to plug the tank.

Quick work of the firefighters helped prevent a potentially risky event.

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