An unmarked gas service in the Beaver Street area of West Fernie was hit this morning, causing a gas leak. Fernie Fire and Emergency Services are on scene and six homes on Beaver St. have been evacuated. In addition, Beach Ave. is closed to all traffic.
Fortis is on route to repair the problem, which should be done early this afternoon. Everyone is requested to stay away from the Beaver Street area for the next few hours.