West Tampa gas leak capped

- A gas leak forced officials to evacuate part of a west Tampa neighborhood this morning.

Tampa Fire Rescue reported a natural gas leak at the intersection of Himes Avenue and Lemon Street.  Nearby homes were emptied as a precaution and part of Himes was closed.

TECO People's Gas was called in to cap the leak and the all-clear was given around 1 p.m.

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