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Gas leak shut down outside Beacon Hill building; workers check buildings

Boston firefighters responded to a gas leak at 41 Temple St. Monday morning. Boston Fire Department

A gas leak on Temple Street in Beacon Hill has been shut down, officials said.

At around 9: 55 a.m. Monday, “a construction company hit a high pressure gas line in the street at 41 Temple St.,” the Boston Fire Department said in a tweet. The surrounding buildings were evacuated as a result.

Firefighters monitored the air quality in the area while waiting for National Grid to shut down the leak, Boston fire officials said in a tweet at 11:04 a.m. Exactly an hour later, Boston fire tweeted that the leak had been shut down.

“There was definitely an odor of gas,” fire department spokesman Brian Alkin said.


No injuries were reported. All residents were let back into the affected buildings after they were checked and cleared by firefighters, Alkin said.

National Grid was still on the scene as of 1 p.m. to fix the pipe, Alkin said.

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