St. Petersburg Times
Dunedin businesses evacuated after gas leak is detected
By Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published August 5, 2003
DUNEDIN - Business owners and customers were evacuated from several stores on Main Street for about a hour Monday afternoon after a fire official smelled gas at the front door of Casa Tina Mexican Grill, 369 Main St. No one was hurt. The natural gas leak from the restaurant's stove was minor, said fire Marshal Chris Bengivengo. The restaurant is closed Mondays; no one was inside. "It ended up being a minor problem, but it could have been a major problem," Bengivengo said. Gas levels did not reach the explosive point, he said. The restaurant cannot reopen until owners replace the gas manifold near the stove where the leak occurred, repair the gas water heater pipe and comply with other minor fire code violations, said fire inspector S.C. Strong. Owners Javier and Tina Marie Avila expected to reopen Wednesday. Fire inspectors went to the restaurant shortly after noon Monday to follow up on a minor gas leak repaired Sunday.
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08-05-2003, 10:05 AM #1
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