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Kitchener Panthers game postponed following gas leak concerns

Play was suspended, and Labatt Park evacuated 'out of an abundance of caution' following reports of a 'strong odour of gas'
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Both the Kitchener Panthers and London Majors have confirmed that all players are safe and sound - following the evacuation of Labatt Park during Friday's Intercounty Baseball League action. 

It was the top of the fifth just after 9:20 p.m. when emergency crews were called to the area - following reports of two people needing medical attention, and a "strong odour of gas" in the air at the park. 

According to a statement from the London Majors, emergency crews evacuated the area out of an abundance of caution, with firefighters later determining that there was "no concerning levels of gas leak in the area." One person was reportedly taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. 

The Majors have since thanked fans, staff, emergency crews and the Kitchener Panthers for their cooperation in addressing the situation, while information regarding a continuation of that match-up will be released once the details are finalized. 

The Panthers will be back in action against the Barrie Baycats on Monday for their home opener. 


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