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Md. propane leak could take hours to 'burn off'
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BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- The propane leak that caused several homes to be evacuated in Montgomery County on Monday is over, fire officials said.

The leak began when construction workers who were building a house between two other houses were using a skid loader when it hit a propane tank in the ground in the 7100 block of Fairfax Street in Bethesda.

A large propane tank was actively leaking, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Peter Piringer said.

HazMat crews had to wait for more than 400 gallons of propane to "burn-off", a process which lasted from about 2 p.m. to just before 8 on Monday.


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