Crews responding to large propane leak at Hillcrest High School, students being sent home

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MIDVALE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Crews are responding to a propane leak at the new construction area of Hillcrest High School, all students being evacuated.

The school is located at 7350 South 900 East in Midvale.

Matt McFarland, Unified Fire Authority, said a construction company dropped off a 500-pound propane tank at the location that leaked all night and they are anticipating several hours before they have the situation under control.

Unified Fire officials say the tank tipped over overnight causing the leak. What caused the tank to tip over is under investigation, officials say.

“It’s a little scary because you don’t know if the schools going to explode because they evacuate everyone off-campus and take them to another location so it’s a little unsettling,” parent Meaghan Hubert said. 

Students are being sent home as a precaution at this time. The building is currently being vented and Hazmat teams are on scene.

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