A large natural gas leak reported at the 1st Baptist Church in Madras has prompted a large evacuation of people from the area, including businesses and nearby apartments. The church address is 85 NE “A” Street, across the street from the bowling alley.
Madras firefighters have managed to track down the main gas shut-off valve and have turned it off. No word on where the leak is located on the church property.
All evacuations from nearby apartments have been stopped. People are expected to return to their residences