Natural gas leak reported near Mt. Pleasant city limits

Photo: WKRN

MT. PLEASANT, Tenn. (WKRN) – A possible natural gas leak was reported Thursday night in the Mt. Pleasant city limits.

Officials told News 2 the affected area was near Mt. Joy Road and the 43 Bypass.

An off-duty firefighter reportedly heard a hissing noise around 9 p.m. near a chemical plant.

First responders determined the sound was from a safety relief value, which prevents gas lines from rupturing.

Residents within a mile of the leak were evacuated to a nearby church as a precaution.

People were allowed to return to their homes around 1:30 a.m.

No additional information was immediately released.

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