Published: Feb 12, 2014 6:24 PM EST
Updated: Feb 12, 2014 6:31 PM EST

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A piece of rebar pierced a small gas line during construction at a shopping plaza on the 3300 block of Bonita Beach Rd.

The Bonita Springs Fire Department evacuated the plaza out of caution and wanted to keep it evacuated until TECO repaired the line. 

A TECO worker crimped the line. Firefighters are now inside, checking gas levels with gas meters. They will let people back into the plaza when gas levels are low.

The fire department is keeping a perimeter up while they dig and repair the line. Foam trucks will be at the ready, just in case.