Official: natural gas leak may have been intentional

Reported by KPLC Staff:

 STARKS, LA, (KPLC)- A valve on a production well failed causing a natural gas leak at Zachery Exploration. A haz mat team is on the scene. Officials at the scene tell 7 News that it's possible someone intentionally damaged the well.

State Police, CPSO and other agencies are on the scene of a natural gas leak in Starks.  9 families were evacuated due to visible vapors in the air in the Hardy Johnson-Green Moore road area.  The Office of Emergency Preparedness tells 7 News that the well will not be fixed until morning, and that an information center has been set up for evacuees at First Baptist Church in Starks.

Stay tuned to 7 News and for more details as they become available.