Hundreds of people are were removed briefly from a seniors’ home in central Edmonton due to a natural gas leak Friday afternoon.
“I could smell gas. I opened the door, and they said I couldn’t go in. I had to go out.” said Victor Bereza, who lives in the home.
About 500 people live in the high-rise building at 135 Street and 115th Avenue, according to Edmonton Fire Rescue.
Officials say the leak has been stopped and that people are now being allowed back into the building.