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Rains County Residents Near Emory Were Evacuated Due to Gas Leak

Wednesday morning, a number of Rains County residents who live east of the City of Emory were evacuated from their homes following a gas leak in their area, according to Jon Wedeking, Rains County Environmental Office and Emergency Management Coordinator.

Wedeking said no residents were injured; however, a Rains County Deputy was transported to hospital after he inhaling the gas fumes.

Wedeking stated the gas company had responded quickly to make repairs and residents have been allowed to return to their homes Wednesday afternoon.

Author: Staff Reporter

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