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‘Major’ natural gas leak contained near Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood

The public is urged to avoid the area while Seattle Fire crews respond to a leak that caused dangerous levels of natural gas in a commercial building

SEATTLE — Seattle Fire crews responded to a “major” natural gas leak in a building in the Georgetown neighborhood around 2:45 p.m. Friday. There were dangerous levels of natural gas in a commercial building in the 7000 block of Airport Way South.

All buildings in the immediate area were evacuated, according to Seattle Fire. Puget Sound Energy (PSE) secured the leak, and Seattle City Light shut off power to the area. Seattle Fire ventilated the area.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m., Seattle Fire tweeted that air quality was back to a safe level. Fire crews have cleared the scene. No injuries were reported. 

King County Airport and Boeing Field were closed during the leak, but have since reopened. 

Airport Way South has reopened between South Hardy Street and South Norfolk Street, according to Seattle Police.