Road reopened after hazmat crews respond to ‘large’ gas line break in Aurora

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — Crews responded Tuesday afternoon to a natural gas line break in Aurora.

According to Aurora Fire Rescue, the break occurred near the intersection of East 57th Avenue and North Dunkirk Street. The area is about 3 miles southwest of Denver International Airport.

Residents in the immediate area were evacuated from their homes.

AFR described the break as “large.”

Hazardous materials (hazmat) crews with Xcel Energy responded to the scene and established a protection line, AFR said.

Genoa and Dunkirk streets were shut down at 57th.

AFR asked the public to avoid the area.

At 8:52 p.m., AFR said the leak was mitigated and roads were reopened.

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