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Feb 12, 2014 6:58 AM by Miranda Leah

Saratoga Up and Running after Natural Gas Fire

CORPUS CHRISTI - Many businesses on Saratoga are thankful to have power back on this morning, after a natural gas fire caused a major shut down.

The fire department said city workers sparked the fire when they used a sledge hammer to break some concrete near a gas leak.

The fire burned all day yesterday and late into the night.

"All the sudden I heard this big ol' bang...Me and my friend heard this big boom," said Dairy Queen worker Melinda Rangel.

Because of that boom, many businesses on Saratoga spent the day with no power.

"We lost about four to five hundred dollars in sales today, because everything went off," said Rangel.

"It's just an inconvenience. It definitely negatively effects our practice, our business... It's impacting all of this," said practice owner Dr. Paul Kennedy.

Thankfully, firefighters stopped those flames before the incident caused an even larger catastrophe.

They said everything should be back to normal on Saratoga this morning.

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