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updated: 5/23/2014 5:41 PM

Gas line catches fire in Batavia

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A natural gas service line caught on fire Friday afternoon outside a building in a Batavia industrial area, but the fire didn't extend into the structure, authorities said.

Firefighters were dispatched to 1198 Nagel Boulevard just after noon, and upon arrival, found the gas line burning less than 6 inches from the building. Crews were able to prevent the flames from reaching the building, and they cooled the outside of the structure with water until the gas company arrived to control the leak, according to a news release from the Batavia Fire Department.

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The fire was under control by 2:30 p.m., authorities said.

About 50 workers from three businesses in the building evacuated; no injuries were reported.

No significant structural was damage found, and fire officials didn't find any damages to the inside of the building. About $6,000 in damages to gas company equipment was reported.

Officials said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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