Updated: gas leak at Country Fair Shopping Center contained

A gas leak in the Country Fair Shopping Center on the west side of Champaign has been contained.

Champaign Fire Marshal John Koller said workers were making repairs on the roof of a building that houses Big Lots, Dollar General, WICD TV and other businesses when they were lowering an air conditioning unit and hit a gas line, causing it to break.

Those businesses were evacuated, and the parking lot area around the building was blocked off.

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