Small stove fire prompts evacuations in Chester County

E NOTTINGHAM, PA (YC) — Fire crews responded to a stove fire Monday evening, but a strong odor of gas promoted additional evacuations.

Just before 4 p.m., a stove caught fire on the 800 block of Slate Hill Drive.

After the fire was out, crews noticed a heavy odor of natural gas, prompting them to evacuate 5 additional households until PECO responded, according to authorities.

The gas line was temporarily shut down.