A group of residents of Wildwood Terrace Apartments, 934 W. Lauridsen Blvd., wait along the street after a propane gas leak forced the evacuation of about 40 people on Tuesday afternoon in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A group of residents of Wildwood Terrace Apartments, 934 W. Lauridsen Blvd., wait along the street after a propane gas leak forced the evacuation of about 40 people on Tuesday afternoon in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Propane leak causes evacuation in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — A propane gas leak forced the evacuation of about 40 people Tuesday afternoon from Wildwood Terrace Apartments on West Lauridsen Boulevard.

Lt. Kevin Denton of the Port Angeles Fire Department said they received a call at 2:59 p.m. about a leak coming from a relief valve to an underground tank used for an emergency power generator to operate sewage pumps.

The valve might have been vandalized, Denton said.

City utility crews cut off power to the complex and firefighters sprayed water around the leaking valve as a precaution until a crew from Ferrellgas could repair the leak.

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