Fear of gas leak causes evacuations in N. Philly

January 20, 2011 5:15:33 PM PST
Several people had to be evacuated in North Philadelphia after residents feared the presence of a gas leak.

PGW crews were called to the 2400 block of North Orkney Street just before 6:30 p.m. tonight.

Officials determine that a portable heater inside a residence was the cause of the problem.

The situation was brought under control just after 7:00 p.m.