Springfield firefighters responded to a gas leak in the city's Old Hill neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.
The gas leak happened just before 1 p.m. outside of an abandoned home on Union Street. Police blocked off the area around the leak until crews were able to shut off the gas.
Columbia Gas officials said it appeared someone snapped the riser that feeds gas into the home.
Residents in the businesses in the neighborhood were temporarily evacuated as a precaution.
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