Reported gas leak forces evacuations at UNC Charlotte

Fire crews clearing out site of gas leak near UNCC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - UNC Charlotte’s Hickory, Sycamore and Cedar halls were evacuated Friday morning due to a reported gas leak.

The natural gas leak was reported at the science building construction site. The Charlotte Fire Department and University officials responded to the scene and blocked roadways surrounding the area. One person was taken to Atrium Heath’s CMC University with minor injuries in the incident, according to Medic.

UNC Charlotte tweeted about the leak just before 11 a.m.

We’re working to gather more information surrounding the leak.

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