Homes evacuated after Sunday crash

KINGSFORD – Several residents on the 300 block of Maple Street in Kingsford had to evacuate their homes after a vehicle accidentally hit a gas meter early Sunday morning.

The incident occurred at 2:07 a.m. at 313 Maple Street.

Officers from the Kingsford Public Safety Department said that the resident had lost control of his vehicle on the icy driveway and hit the gas meter on the side of the house.

Surrounding homes were evacuated while officers awaited the arrival of DTE personnel.

DTE arrived on scene at about 2:45 a.m. and shut off service to the residence.

Officers said that there were no injuries.