Residents in Escanaba evacuated due to gas leak

A gas leak forced residents to evacuate their homes in Escanaba Friday afternoon.

The Escanaba Department of Public Safety says the gas leak was shut off shortly after 3 p.m. in the area of 14th Avenue North and North 22nd Street.

Police say there is no danger of ignition or explosion.

About 15 residents were affected and will not have gas service until Saturday morning.