Construction company strikes gas line in Fond du Lac, approximately 40 residents evacuated

FOND DU LAC -- Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue responded to a natural gas leak after a construction company struck a six inch gas line in the area of 358 E. 9th Street.

The incident occurred just before noon on Thursday, July 9th.

Fire crews evacuated approximately 40 residents in the surrounding area until it was determined to be safe.

Alliant Energy was called to locate the valves and other portions of the gas line and clamp off the leak.

Alliant Energy remained on scene to solve the problem and assure that all residents in the area regained service.

The Fond du Lac Police Department and State Patrol assisted with traffic control.