Gas leak prompts evacuation of Orem Fitness Center

Posted at 2:43 PM, Feb 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-04 16:43:56-05

OREM — Crews are working to repair a gas leak that caused A Utah County recreation center to be evacuated, officials said Tuesday.

Patrons at the Orem Fitness Center, 580 W. 165 South, were escorted out of the building when a 3-inch plastic service line near the area was hit, said Darren Shepard, spokesman for Questar Gas Company.

Shephard said Questar got the call around 1 p.m. from a contractor who said he hit the gas line.

The gas was shut off at approximately 1:40 p.m. Crews are currently working to repair the line – but fire crews have since let people back into the fitness center.