[symple_googlemap title=”Gas leak” location=” 599 West Ave. 28, Los Angeles, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”13″]

About a dozen people who live near a vacant business in the Lincoln Heights section of Los Angeles were back in their homes Monday after a ruptured natural gas line was repaired, authorities said.

The rupture occurred about 7 p.m. Sunday outside 599 West Ave. 28, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

A worker using a tractor to demolish the building that had housed the defunct business ruptured a natural gas line, forcing the residents of three nearby buildings to evacuate until the line could be repaired, Humphrey said. There was no explosion, fire or injuries.

A Southern California Gas Company crew was called to the scene, he said.

The gas line was repaired and residents were allowed to return to their homes later in the evening, said a sergeant at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Station.

—City News Service

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