A gas main was punctured Thursday on a residential street in Wildomar, prompting authorities to request that occupants of 10 homes shelter in place until repairs could be completed.

The rupture was reported at 12:40 p.m. in the 33000 block of Robert Street, near Grand Avenue, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The agency said several engine crews were sent to the location and discovered that a one-inch diameter underground line had been breached and was leaking gas.

Firefighters informed residents nearest to the leak of the potential danger and asked them to shelter in place until the line was fixed. Southern California Gas Co. technicians began working on the main shortly after 1 p.m.

There was no word on how the line was punctured.

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