Gas leak evacuates two homes, a rescue mission near N. 18th and Wells

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Three homes and a rescue mission had to be evacuated near N. 18th and Wells on Wednesday morning, September 10th due to gas leaks in the area.

A We Energies spokeswoman tells FOX6 News two leaks were found underground. Once We Energies crews found the leaks, they were able to quickly cut off the supply of gas.

The area was then ventilated, and once readings reached a safe level, the all-clear was given, and those that were evacuated were able to return to their homes.

We Energies continues to investigate the cause of the gas leaks. There is some construction occurring in the area, but it is unclear at this time as to whether that construction had any impact on the gas leaks.

We Energies crews are working to make permanent repairs to the gas line.

Crews were notified of the situation occurring at N. 18th Street and Wells around 8:30 a.m.