Gas leak forces evacuations in Phoenix

PHOENIX - Several businesses were ordered to evacuate after a natural gas leak in the Maryvale area Monday.

According to Phoenix Fire, the natural gas leak near Interstate 10 and 51st Avenue occurred just before 10:00 a.m. on Monday.

The gas leak was created after a two vehicles collided and crashed into a landscape area that contained a 2-inch natural gas line.

One person was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The area, that was closed for several hours, reopened around noon.

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