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STARK COUNTY — A gas leak was discovered early Thursday morning at the Springwood Lake Camp Club in East Sparta.

That’s 10 miles south of Canton. According to Stark County’s Emergency Management Agency a 30 inch gas line that carries crude oil and natural gas is leaking.

Authorities tell WKYC that 170 people have been evacuated from the area. Crews are concerned that attempts to repair the leak could cause an explosion.

The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center at the East Sparta Christian Church at 9429 East Main Street in East Sparta.

Firefighters are monitoring the situation.



Article and Picture Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News

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