SPOKANE, Wash. -- Haz-mat crews were busy Sunday afternoon responding to a gas leak that shut down a nearby roadway.
The Friendship Gardens housing building on East 5th Avenue and South Stone Street had to be evacuated. Crews said a heating unit was spewing natural gas, although the unit did not end up igniting.
Avista was also called to the scene.
The roadway was reopened a short time later.