Evacuations Ordered After Tree Hits Propane Tank in Portland

Evacuations were ordered in a Portland neighborhood Monday morning after a tree fell on a propane tank.

A tree came down on a propane tank at a home on Barlett Street around 5 a.m. About a dozen neighbors in the area were evacuated and the road closed while crews sprayed the home down with water and worked to fix the leak.

One neighbor who was not asked to evacuated spoke to NBC Connecticut and described what happened.

"It was alarming when you hear evacuate, evacuate. And that's always what I think about, because years ago a house did blow up, you know, from gas, and one of the firemen did get hurt," said Susan Denny.

Around 9 a.m. the leak was contained and Barlett Street was reopened. No injuries were reported.

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