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Homes evacuated after gas line break in Md.

Thursday - 6/20/2013, 3:10pm  ET

UPDATE: Thursday - 6/20/2013, 3:10pm ET

WASHINGTON - The gas leak has ended, according to the Montgomery County Fire Department.

The leak has been valved off. Only 70 homes were affected, the fire department said.

EARLIER: Thursday - 6/20/2013, 12:50pm ET

WASHINGTON - Homes are being evacuated in Germantown after a gas line break.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service says the break is located near Scenery Drive and Brandermill Drive. An 8-inch, high-pressure gas line was broken, but the cause is unclear.

A fire spokesman could not say how many homes are being evacuated. Washington Gas Company is on the scene, working to fix the problem.

Scott Graham, Montgomery County's public information officer, was tweeting about the break Thursday morning:

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