(updated: May 9/17 3:10 PM)
Big thanks to Fortis and Fernie Fire & Emergency Services for their quick action on a gas leak in West Fernie today.
Fernie Emergency Services responded to the call after an unmarked gas service was hit earlier this morning. The leak prompted the precautionary evacuation of six homes and closed Beach Avenue to traffic.
The leak has now been fully repaired. The evacuation order has been lifted and the road has been reopened.
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.