Gas leak fixed near Velma after prompting evacuations for residents

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VELMA, Okla. - A blow-out at a well near Velma forced people to evacuate the area Saturday.

The Velma Fire Chief told News 4 it happened Friday night.

Fire crews worked to suppress the gas leak with water before capping off the well.

He said at one point, people within five miles were told to evacuate due to gas in the air.

The evacuation zone was reduced to about a mile just north of the site.

Around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, officials say the leak was fixed and residents were able to return home.

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