Springfield officials investigating propane leak at Sumner Avenue home.

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Local authorities are on scene investigating a propane leak at a home on Sumner Avenue.

Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield Fire Commissioner Bernard Calvi, tell us that the residents inside the 963 Sumner Avenue residence have been asked to evacuate, and that fire officials on scene received a propane reading of forty-five parts per million, deeming the home unsafe.

However, they have not been able to locate the source of the propane leak and are waiting for gas officials to arrive on scene.

A portion of Sumner Avenue has been blocked off as a result, and it is unclear when the residents will be allowed back into their home.

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