Anxious feelings remain as Third Ward businesses reopen
MILWAUKEE -- The fire department may have given the "all clear," but that doesn't mean people feel they're in the clear.
On Tuesday, a methane gas leak
sparked a small fire underground in the Third Ward. Worries about an explosion forced the city to evacuate places like the Public Market.
A day later, everything returned to normal: workers returned to their businesses and the Public Market shops reopened at 10 a.m.
"I came and I came early," quipped Elayne Krahn, who works at a flower shop. "We lost a lot of business in the afternoon with people not coming in."
Krahn also worried about the threat of another gas leak.
"The ground shakes from the construction next door," she said.
Crews determined that a problem was strictly on a construction site just off 794. Crews digging pilings 90 feet deep found the slow burning flame.