Residents Asked To Evacuate In Marshfield As Crews Battle Fire, Gas Leak

MARSHFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Residents were asked to evacuate in Marshfield on Saturday morning as emergency crews are responding to an ongoing gas leak and fire.

The Marshfield Police Department tweeted the message at around 9:30 a.m., asking residents that live near the area of 344 Plain Street to avoid that area and evacuate their homes if possible.

Marshfield Fire Chief Jeff Simpson said the gas leak was still burning as of around 1 p.m.

"We've got crews responding, they're working to isolate the gas leak as we speak," Simpson said. 'We've evacuated approximately a dozen homes along Plain Street."

As of now it is unclear what caused the gas leak -- and Simpson said there are no reports of any injuries.

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(Photo: Courtesy of Marshfield Police Department)

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