Gas Leak Leads to Evacuation of Holly Hill Mall in Burlington
Fire fighters from the Burlington Fire Department evacuated Holly Hill Mall at midday Monday after a construction worker accidentally cut a 2-inch natural gas line while working on the new Publix grocery store. The Publix is being constructed at the north end of the mall. Contractors reported the gas leak at about 12:05 p.m. Piedmont Natural Gas crews worked until about 2:15 p.m. to stop the leak. There were no injuries or damage to buildings, and mall employees and shoppers were allowed to return to the facility after gas crews shut off the gas line.