REDMOND, OR -- A Redmond neighborhood was evacuated Friday afternoon, after a broken service line sent gas and flames shooting up from the ground. According to Redmond Fire, the resident of a home on NW 9th Street struck the line while digging. The leak occurred between the backyard and Canyon Drive.
Arriving crews stretched a hose line and protected a nearby fence and pine tree. Cascade Natural Gas crews pinched off the line and stopped the leak, which extinguished the fire.