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      Homes evacuated in Saginaw County

      Consumers Energy crews work on gas leak.

      The timing couldn't have been worse.

      A natural gas leak forced people out of their homes in Chesaning on the coldest night of the year.

      Residents in a 6 block section of the city were told to leave their homes around midnight Monday.

      At the time temperatures were near zero.

      Fire officials say the leak started when a regulator malfunctioned at a Consumers Energy substation on Lansing Street.

      Residents say they heard a loud hissing sound and could smell the gas.

      A Chesaning firefighter says 26 people took temporary shelter in the fire department, while Consumers Energy crews worked to repair the leak.

      About 2 hours after it started, the leak was fixed and residents were allowed to go back to their homes.

      No one was injured. It's unclear what caused the valve to break.

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