UPDATED | March 24, 2017 1:58 PM


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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Fort Worth Fire Department is on the scene of a 2-alarm fire downtown, in the 200 block of Pecan Street.

The fire started after a construction crew hit a 12-inch natural gas line. The gas is escaping up through cable tubing on a phone pole and has caught fire.

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Crews with Atmos Energy are working with the fire department to keep everyone in the area safe. safe. Several businesses have been evacuated as a precaution.

There have been no reports of injuries.

Because of the gas leak several blocks in downtown have been closed. Fort Worth police have closed the Belknap exit at Highway 121 and Interstate-35W.  Jones Street is closed at 3rd. Weatherford Street has been closed at Commerce and Commerce Street has been turned into 2-way street south of Weatherford.

* This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.