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4 Workers Injured In Gas Main Break

4 Workers Injured In Gas Main Leak

A fire broke out Sunday night following a gas break in Boston's Roslindale neighborhood.

(Published Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017)

Boston firefighters are on the scene of an active fire following a gas main break in Roslindale that superficially burned four people.

The break happened in the area of 340 Hyde Park Ave., according to fire officials.

Four workers from National Grid were taken from the scene with superficial burn injuries.

According to the Boston Fire Department, the scene will remain active until Monday. Officials advised people to avoid the Hyde Park Avenue area all together. As a precaution, Hyde Park Avenue has been closed down from Walk Hill Street to Blakemore Street.

The fire department also said they are unsure if they should shut off the gas because it would cause 8,200 households to lose heat on an extremely frigid night.

At least three triple-decker apartment buildings were evacuated from the area. MBTA buses were brought in to help with the evacuations. The temperature was 7 degrees when the evacuations started.

National Grid said that the fire is "currently contained and under control." They added they are unsure what caused the leak or how large it may be. 

The Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services and the Mayor's Office of Emergency Managment also responded to the scene. 

We will have more on this story as details continue to come into the newsroom.

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