Gas leak forces brief evacuations in South Philadelphia

South Philadelphia gas leak

March 21, 2013 2:56:39 PM PDT
Some people were briefly evacuated in South Philadelphia because of a gas leak.

It happened around 3:00 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Franklin Street.

Authorities on the scene say someone ripped a meter out of a house, causing the leak.

Nine houses were evacuated until the situation was brought under control an hour later.

Everyone has since been allowed home.