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South Richmond Walmart evacuated due to gas leak

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

A South Richmond Walmart was evacuated on Wednesday due to a gas leak, according to the Richmond Fire Department.

The leak at the store on Sheila Lane was caused by a broken gas line, the fire department posted on Twitter at 12:05 p.m. Crews shut off the line and Richmond Public Utilities is on the way to the store.

The line broke when a forklift struck a heater, according to fire crews on the scene. The store was expected to reopen around 1:15 p.m.

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