Stolen Gas Pipes May Be Cause Of Leak

A gas leak forced the evacuation of  more than 20 houses in Springfield on Sunday. 

Neighbors reportedly  notified police about a strong smell of natural gas at a house on  Brunswick Street in the city's Forest Park section. 

The Springfield  Police Department says someone stealing copper pipes from a vacant home  may have caused the problem. 

The residents have since been allowed to  return to their homes.


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