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UPDATE: Officials secure gas leak at St. Luke's Boise, scene is cleared

Posted at 9:26 PM, Dec 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-08 00:54:44-05

BOISE, Idaho — UPDATE (10:50 p.m., December 7, 2019):
The scene has been cleared and deemed safe, according to Ada County Dispatch. Previously closed roads are reopened.
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ORIGINAL STORY:

Boise Fire and Police are investigating a gas leak at E. Bannock Street at St. Luke's Boise -- the same location where a car crash occurred earlier Saturday evening.

A Boise Fire official reports that preliminary information shows a driver backed into the building, causing the gas leak. She says nobody was injured in the crash, and no hospital patients or staff are being evacuated.

The investigation is still underway, but 6 On Your Side will provide updates as they come along.

According to officials, Avenue B is shut down between E Warm Springs Ave. and E. Jefferson Street. Drivers are asked to avoid.

If not properly treated, gas leaks can be dangerous, because natural gas is flammable, which means that if there's a flame or even a spark in the area of a leak, it could cause a fire or explosion.