Natural gas leak reported at Bear Creek Plaza

0511 Medford Center Gas LeakUpdate (05/11 11:00 a.m.) — Medford Police said the situation is over and the gas leak has been fixed.


Medford, Ore. — Police and fire crews responded to a ruptured natural gas line behind the Dollar Tree located in the Bear Creek Plaza Shopping Center.

According to Medford Police, the incident occurred around 9:00 Wednesday morning. A semi-truck hit the line, which caused it to vent.

As of 9:43 in the morning, police say the line was still venting. The entire east side of the complex was evacuated as a precaution, and officers suggested the public avoid the area until the situation is resolved.

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