RICHLAND TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Pine-Richland Middle School was closed Thursday after a gas leak late Wednesday night.READ MORE: Two New K9 Teams Graduate From Pittsburgh Police K9 School
According to the fire chief, a regulator burst around 9:45 p.m. and caused the leak in a smaller brick building on the school’s property.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Jobless Rate Fell In March, As Payrolls Grew
The leak caused a small kitchen fire in the cafeteria, but fire crews were able to quickly extinguish it.
Columbia Gas was called in to shut off service to the campus.MORE NEWS: Gov. Tom Wolf To Receive His First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week
Early Thursday morning, Pine-Richland School District announced that the school would be closed Thursday. All other schools in the district remained open on their normal schedules.