Central Florida restaurant evacuated after gas leak, fire officials say

OCALA, Fla. — A restaurant was evacuated after a gas leak Sunday night, Ocala Fire Rescue said.


Fire officials said the leak was reported around 8:45 p.m. at China Lee Buffet near E Silver Street Blvd.

According to a news release, Ocala Fire Rescue, Ocala Police Department, and TECO Gas Company responded to the gas leak.

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Officials said the gas leak was due to an accidental puncture of the main line with an excavator.

Police said they are redirecting the traffic on Highway 40 ( E SS Blvd.)

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