A construction crew ruptured a four-inch gas line during excavation work Monday in Glendora, prompting evacuations of nearly 100 homes and a handful of businesses for several hours.
No injuries were reported as a result of the leak, which was reported about 2:20 p.m. on a residential property in the 200 block of Vermont Avenue, south of the Foothill Boulevard, officials said.
Ninety-six homes and eight businesses were evacuated and an evacuation center was established at the Teen Center at 241 W. Dawson Ave., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
A Southern California Gas Co. crew was sent to the scene and had the line capped by 5:05 p.m., utility spokeswoman Melissa Bailey said.
Southern California Edison was asked to cut power to the area before the leak was stopped, the fire department reported.
About 15 Gas Co. customers had their service interrupted, according to Bailey, who said the gas line was damaged by “a third-party contractor.”
–City News Service
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