Company hits gas line; 2nd leak this week in Pierre

About six to eight homes in Pierre were evacuated for a short time this (Thurs.) afternoon after a contractor hit an underground gas line.

Pierre Volunteer Fire Department captain Zach Merrill says they were on scene, holding the perimeter for less than an hour.


No one was injured.

This is the 2nd gas leak in Pierre this week. Some homes were evacuated Tuesday after a communications company burying a line hit an MDU gas line in the northwest part of town.