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75 homes evacuated in northern Alberta hamlet after gas leak

A gas line rupture that forced residents from 75 homes in Fort McKay, a community north of Fort McMurray, Thursday, has been repaired.

Ruptured gas line forced Fort McKay residents out of community

Some homes in the community of Fort McKay has been evacuated Thursday after a gasline rupture. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

A ruptured gas line that forced residents from 75 homes in Fort McKay, a community north of Fort McMurray, Thursday, has been repaired.

Residents were allowed back into their homes before 4 p.m. 

An ATCO spokesperson said the line was ruptured by a third party near the new Riverside care facility.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo says its emergency crews responded to the rupture and temporarily blocked access into the community as a precaution. 

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