Gas odor reported near site of fatal Pa. blast

    Authorities are investigating reports of a natural gas odor not far from the site of the Allentown gas explosion that killed five people.

    The Morning Call newspaper reports an evacuation involving at least six Allentown residents Wednesday night.

    WFMZ-TV says firefighters and workers from gas company UGI are on the scene and are digging into the street.

    The odor was reported about five blocks from the site of last week’s explosion.

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