Equipment operator cited after gas leak cancels CFCC classes


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Fire Department responded to a gas leak on 3rd and Hanover streets near Cape Fear Community College this morning.

Crews said they found a line that had been ruptured caused by 3rd street bridge construction.

The CFCC’s Humanities Fine Arts Building was evacuated and remained closed until the leak stopped. The parking deck was also closed during that time.

A WFD Fire Investigator issued a $4,000 civil citation to the equipment operator.

Crews cleared the scene a little after 2 p.m. and no injuries were reported.

Categories: Local, New Hanover

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