Gas leak in Ocala forces businesses to evacuate

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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB)-- Ocala Fire Rescue crews worked to fix a reported gas leak at Shady Oaks Shopping Center on Southwest 27th Ave over the weekend. Some businesses had to be evacuated as a result.

Crews could not immediately find the source of the leak. They also assessed the gas levels in neighboring businesses. Staples and Citi Trends were evacuated.

The Teco Gas Company and the Ocala Police Department are assisting in the investigation.