Saturday, April 13, 2024

Harrington Square Apartments evacuated following gas leak, residents return Thursday night

LELAND — The Harrington Square Apartments in Leland were evacuated Thursday evening due to a gas leak.

Leland Fire/Rescue was dispatched to the scene around 7:30 p.m. and found “concerning levels” of carbon monoxide, according to a town press release. The entire building was evacuated door to door.

While investigating, the first responders discovered a construction crew had been running gas-powered equipment for several hours inside, and carbon monoxide had filled the first floor and spread to the rest of the building.

The apartments were ventilated with positive pressure fans and carbon monoxide levels were checked several times before crews deemed the building safe for residents’ return around 10 p.m.

No one was hurt or required EMS assistance.

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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