UPDATE: Police release information regarding North FdL gas leak

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UPDATE: Police release information regarding North FdL gas leak

WEDNESDAY 5/15/19 11:27 A.M.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) — North Fond du Lac Police are continuing to investigate a vehicle incident which resulted in 80 to 100 people being evacuated due to a gas leak.

According to officials, officers were dispatched around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday to the Gaslight Terrace Mobile Home Park for multiple reports of vehicles being recklessly driven through the area.

Callers stated one vehicle was “chasing” the other and “one male hitting another male with his vehicle.”

Police say callers then said one of the vehicles struck a house on Cardinal Court, knocking off the gas meter, resulting in a gas leak. 

North Fond du Lac Police Chief Darren Pautsch said, “This wasn’t a random road rage type incident. The people in the involved vehicles know one another. At this time, we are working to locate everyone involved and clarify their roles.” 

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident are asked to contact Sergeant Tim Bakri at 920-906-5555 or to share anonymous tips at 920-906-4777. 

UPDATE: Gas leak incident cleared in North FdL, power to return soon

TUESDAY 5/14/19 6:08 P.M.

Those affected by the gas leak in North Fond du Lac are now able to return to their homes, according to North Fond du Lac Fire Department officials. 

Power is expected to return soon. 

Power outages in area of North Fond du Lac gas leak

TUESDAY 5/14/19 5:40 P.M.

According to Alliant Energy, 289 customers are without power in the area of the reported gas leak. 

Power is expected to return around 8 p.m. 

There is no word whether this power outage is connected to the gas leak. 

Gas leak evacuation in North Fond du Lac

TUESDAY 5/14/19 5:20 P.M.

North Fond du Lac Fire Department is on scene of an active gas leak at Cardinal Court in the Village of North Fond du Lac. 

Evacuations are occurring within a half-mile radius of the incident. 

Officials are asking the public to avoid the area as this is a safety concern.

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