Propane Leak Closes Richlands Businesses

Tazewell County Virginia
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Richlands Police report 3 businesses have been evacuated after a propane leak on Jan. 12, 2018.

Lieutenant R.W. Brown said people driving by the Burger King on Front street could smell propane, and reported the smell to law enforcement at 7:12 a.m. The leak came from an underground propane tank at Burger King. The Wendy’s and Corner Mart beside the Burger King were both evacuated.

Wise County Hazmat was called in, and Richlands police said no injuries were reported.

Police say they hope to have the problem fixed by 6 p.m.

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