The City of Fernie is urging residents to avoid Black Rock Place Subdivision area off Castle Mountain Rd after a gas leak. File photo

The City of Fernie is urging residents to avoid Black Rock Place Subdivision area off Castle Mountain Rd after a gas leak. File photo

Gas leak prompts evacuation in Fernie

Residents urged to avoid Black Rock Place Subdivision area off Castle Mountain Rd

UPDATE: Castle Mountain residents have been allowed back into their homes after a gas leak.

At 1:15 p.m. Friday, the City of Fernie advised the gas line had been crimped and the area declared safe again.

Earlier The Free Press reported:

Fernie residents are being urged to avoid a housing development in the Castle Mountain area after a gas leak.

About 11:30 a.m. Friday, the City of Fernie issued advice urging residents to avoid the Black Rock Place Subdivision area (off Castle Mountain Rd) until further notice due to a gas line leak at a residential property.

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The City said Fortis BC is currently on site making repairs. Fernie Fire Rescue is also at the scene and will be evacuating a small number of residential properties until the repairs are completed.

The City will provide an update as soon as new information is available. In the meantime, residents are urged to avoid the area.

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