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Emergency crews respond to gas leak at Honeywell in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- On Tuesday, the South Bend Fire Department and Hazmat team worked for hours to control a gas leak!

Emergency crews responded to the Honeywell plant on Bendix Drive around 8:45 a.m.

Firefighters told us that a propane cylinder on a forklift started leaking under pressure.

The building was evacuated as a precaution.

"Initially, employees were evacuated across the street, and eventually due to the weather and inclement conditions, they were evacuated over to the next building down at a safe distance near their health and wellness center. Also, Transpo was called to the scene, and provided two buses for anybody that had to stay warm," said Mark Catanzarite, a Battalion Chief with South Bend Fire Department.

Right now, firefighters aren't sure what caused the leak.

We are told there is no damage to the plant and no one was hurt.

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