Officials working to contain a gas leak in Heidelberg

JASPER COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Emergency officials were working to contain a gas well leak in Heidelberg late Thursday night.

Authorities describe the leak as "minor", but say they have evacuated three families from their homes and closed portions of downtown Heidelberg as a precautionary measure.

The well is reportedly operated by Denbury Resources and members of the Environmental Protection Agency are assisting with capping the leak, which is located off of Walnut Street. The containment process may last well into Friday morning.

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