A City of Red Deer firefighter opens the valve on a hydrant charging a line to a nearby engine at the corner of 32nd Street and 40th Avenue. A utility contractor hit a natural gas line causing a leak in an alley behind Anders Close around on Wednesday around 1 p.m. Eight homes were evacuated near 40th Avenue and 32nd Street. Residents were asked to stay away from the area. Traffic was rerouted at the intersection for several hours while crews repaired the line. The roads were reopened around 4 p.m.