DENVER (CBS4)– Six schools in Denver were evacuated on Wednesday morning after the smell of natural gas permeated a southwest Denver neighborhood.

school Schools Evacuated After Natural Gas Smell Permeates Neighborhood

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The schools evacuated include STRIVE Prep Federal, Respect Academy, Schenck Community School, Abraham Lincoln High School, Johnson Elementary School and Kunsmiller.

Students from all schools were allowed to return and all schools resumed normal operations by 1:10 p.m.

One person who works at Lincoln High School in Denver Public Schools was overcome by the smell of gas.

Xcel Energy crews responded to the area of 2300 S. Federal Blvd. on odor complaints. They are searching for damage to the system.

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