A gas leak in
A fire department spokesman said
The 6-inch gas line in the 500 block of Delmar Avenue was accidentally ruptured about 4 p.m. when contractors were working to fix a water main break, BGE officials said.
About 40 homes were in the area affected by the gas leak, but many residents had not returned home from work at that point and only about a dozen had to be taken to a nearby gym to stay warm for a few hours, a fire official said. The area is no longer under an evacuation order.