Gas leak causes evacuations in Martinez

A gas leak forced evacuations from residences in the Forest Creek subdivision in Martinez.

According to Danny Kuhlmann, with Columbia County Fire and Rescue, about 12 people were evacuated out of six homes due to the leak out of precaution.

Kuhlmann said a contractor hit a four-inch gas line on Furys Ferry Road.

Furys Ferry Road reopened before 6:30 p.m., according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.