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updated: 6/10/2014 9:31 PM

Two Lake Zurich schools evacuated for minor gas leak

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By Safiya Merchant

Officials said a very small amount of natural gas escaped into Lake Zurich's Middle School South ventilation system Tuesday.

Lake Zurich firefighters were dispatched around 2 p.m. Both Middle School South and Isaac Fox Elementary School had been evacuated, said Capt. Dave Borst.

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Borst said a person at the scene reported an odor of natural gas was noticed near the kitchen at Middle School South.

Officials discovered work was being performed on a rooftop ventilation unit and when that unit had been turned back on, a trace amount of gas escaped.

Borst said firefighters did not smell an odor nor detect natural gas.

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