A car rolled into a cottage at Hillside Village on 15th Avenue NE Friday afternoon, damaging a natural gas line. - Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer.

Rolling vehicle damages natural gas line

Two cottages at Hillside Village temporarily evacuated.

Firefighters were summoned to Hillside Village this afternoon after a vehicle rolled into a building in the seniors’ complex.

The call came in about 1:30 p.m. Friday, reporting a natural gas odour.

When firefighters arrived at the property at 2891 15 Ave NE, next to Salmon Arm Secondary’s Sullivan campus, they temporarily evacuated two cottages, numbers one and two.

The vehicle struck cottage #1, damaging a gas line.

Firefighters were able to quickly shut off the gas supply and Fortis staff were called in to survey the damage.

It appears no one was injured and firefighters left the premises less than an hour later.

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