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Batavia gas line fire damages equipment

BATAVIA – A natural gas fire near a Batavia business on Friday caused an estimated $6,000 in damage to Nicor Gas Company equipment.

The cause is under investigation, and no injuries were reported, according to a news release from the Batavia Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived at 12:07 p.m. at Integrated Graphics, 1198 Nagel Blvd., to find a natural gas service line burning. The fire had not spread to the building.

Fire officials evacuated the entire building, including three businesses and approximately 50 employees. Firefighters cooled the outside of the building until gas company crews could arrive on the scene to control the leak.

The fire was brought under control at 2:30 p.m. After the leak was controlled, firefighters found no significant structural damage, according to the release.

Nicor officials estimated the fire caused $6,000 in damage to its equipment.

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