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Dozens evacuated due to gas leak in Bethesda

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Dozens of people were evacuated early Sunday after a gas leak in Bethesda, according to Montgomery County fire.

The gas leak happened around 2:35 a.m. in an apartment building and other homes in the 6800 block of Fairfax Street. Fire officials say the leak occurred after a hit and run driver sheared off a commercial gas meter in the alley next to the apartment building and that led to hazardous gas conditions in several structures.

Residents were evacuated to a Safeway located at 5000 Bradley Boulevard. Fire officials said residents started going back into their homes around 5:40 a.m. and no injuries were reported.

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