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Phone alert sent out in Brown County after reported gas leak

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Posted at 10:00 PM, Nov 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-29 23:01:34-05

A cell phone alert went out to people in Brown County Tuesday after authorities were called to a reported gas leak on Green Bay's east side.

Police and firefighters got the call to the 500 block of Edgewood Drive about 4:30 p.m., according to a news release from Green Bay Police.

The reported gas leak was at a condemned home, and Wisconsin Public Service confirmed a "...significant reading of gas was coming from the residence..." with a male believed to be inside the home, the news release said.

Authorities advised nearby neighbors to temporarily leave the area, the news release said.

Authorities said a phone alert that was meant for a smaller geographic area was instead widely distributed.

Police found a 63-year-old man, the homeowner, who evacuated the home, police said.

The source of the leak " believed to have been coming from an unlit gas stove," and the home was condemned because of unsafe living conditions, police said.

The scene was cleared by 7 p.m., with no continuing concerns regarding gas readings, police said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Green Bay Police at (920) 448-3200 and reference case #22-265600.

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