JENKS - Residents in Jenks are evacuated late Wednesday night after the strong smell of gas invades several neighborhoods.
Residents living near the Public Service Company of Oklahoma plant in Jenks reported a strong smell of gas in the area around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night.
A high pressure gas line at the PSO plant was leaking, spreading into the surrounding area.
The Jenks fire department was called out to the scene.
As a safety precaution, they decided to start evacuating the plant employees along with residents in the area from the Fox Run, Bridlewood and Valley Ridge neighborhoods.
It took about an hour to get all the residents and employees safely out before the PSO pipeline company was able to get in, isolate the leak and stop it.
Fire officials say no one was injured but they were glad residents and plant employees trusted their senses and called for help.
"It was reported by the plant employees that a very loud sound and a strong odor of gas plus we were getting multiple calls from our citizens in this area they were getting a strong odor of gas in their homes," said Chief Gary Friedel with the Jenks Fire Department.
All the residents are safely back inside their homes Thursday morning.
No word on what started the leak.
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