The Rock Island Fire Department were on the scene of a natural gas line break for about four hours Monday.

Firefighters received a call at 11:21 a.m. to 909 83rd Ave. W after a report of a natural gas leak.

A natural gas service line had been cut by a backhoe doing work on a water main leak, according to a news release from fire officials.  

The pipes in that area of the city are older, requiring a different means to stop the leak.

Three Rock Island Fire Department crews stood by for four hours while MidAmerican Energy crews worked to get the leak sealed off.

 Homeowners in the area of the leak were notified of the situation and chose to stay in their homes. A steady wind helped dissipate the gas.

There were no injuries.

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