Report of a natural gas leak at Schooner Landing at 201 NW 66th in Newport. Residents say they can hear the leak – fairly loud. Newport Fire-Rescue is enroute. The gas company has been called.
The natural gas line to the building has been shut off. The “500” building at the resort has been evacuated. Awaiting the gas company’s arrival.
The gas company is on scene. No word yet on what caused the leak.
Firefighters say final gas line repairs cannot be made until tomorrow. In the meantime residents will have to find other accommodations until the building is safe to return to.