Evacuation

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McKinney Dowell Middle School Evacuated Over Gas Leak

Students and staff at Dowell Middle School in McKinney have been evacuated due to a gas leak.

08/27/2014

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Athens Fiddle Festival Goes On After Fertilizer Plant Fire

Less than 48 hours after a fertilizer plant fire, that stirred memories of last year’s deadly disaster in West, the small Texas town of Athens went on with its signature event – Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion.

05/31/2014

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Houston School Evacuated Due To Suspicious Device, Student In Custody

A Houston-area school district says a student is in custody after a bomb squad was dispatched to a high school for a ‘potential explosive device’ in a campus building.

01/13/2014

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Evacuated Milford Residents To Return Home Briefly

Milford Residents will be allowed to briefly return to their homes on Friday, as crews continue to secure the area surrounding the site where a natural gas pipeline caught fire and exploded Thursday morning.

CBS 11–11/15/2013

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Chevron Establishes Claims Hotline After Pipeline Explosion

Some 700 Milford residents are away from home tonight. The entire town was evacuated after workers punctured a Chevron gas pipeline — causing a huge explosion. Chevron set up a claims hotline for people forced to evacuate.

CBS 11–11/14/2013

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Young & Old Rushed From Homes After Pipeline Explosion

Keyshia Smith heard the explosion and watched flames rise just beyond her porch. She says, a sheriff’s deputy arrived. “Banging on the door saying, ‘…The pipeline is under your house. You need to go before your house explodes.’”

CBS 11–11/14/2013

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After Explosion, Some In Milford Concerned About Air Quality

Deputies are keeping residents out of the town of Milford. Roadblocks are up at every entrance — on the other side environmental agencies are busy testing air quality. Workers told CBS 11 News crew’s initial tests show the air is not toxic.

CBSDFW.COM–11/14/2013

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Gas Leak Closes North Texas College Campus

A major gas leak in the area has prompted an evacuation and closed the Weatherford College main campus.

CBSDFW.COM–10/01/2013

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Unknown Odor Forces Evacuations At Grapevine Hospital

An unknown odor forced evacuations at Baylor Hospital in Grapevine on Thursday morning as firefighters worked to identify the source.

09/26/2013

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‘Suspicious’ Mesquite Package Contained Example Bomb Materials

A package that accidentally tore open at the UPS Mesquite Distribution Center last week did not have an explosive device, experts say, but it did contain example bomb materials.

09/05/2013

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Garland Residents Evacuated After Toxic Vapors Released

Police evacuated residents in the immediate area of Garland Road and I-635 shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday night.

05/11/2013

A line of cars wait to get back into West, days after a fertilizer plant rocked the town. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Displaced West Residents Start To Go Home

Weary residents who were evacuated from their neighborhoods in West Wednesday evening were allowed back home Saturday. The long line of people snaked their way through the first loosening of check points in days. All had obtained a special mark on their cars to get in. Only homeowners who lived further away from the deadly blast site where a fertilizer plant blew up were allowed back. This is “Stage-1″ of what has turned into a long week of loss, transition and ultimately hope for the small town.

CBS 11–04/20/2013

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