A ruptured gas line in a Woodcrest neighborhood Monday prompted fire crews to request that residents shelter in place until repairs were made.

The breach was reported about 4:30 p.m. on Stoneridge Drive, near Stoney Creek Drive, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The agency said three engine crews were sent to the location and found a 1-inch diameter gas main broken, at which point firefighters prepared to implement an evacuation order affecting multiple properties. However, officials at the scene ultimately determined that the order was unnecessary and instead requested that residents shelter in place.

California Highway Patrol units were summoned to close down Stoneridge between Stoney Creek and Canyon View Drive as a public safety precaution. The closure was expected to be lifted shortly after 6 p.m., according to reports from the scene.

Damage to the gas line was reportedly a result of construction activity, but details were unclear.

No injuries were reported.

SoCal Gas Co. technicians were requested to make repairs to the main and were en route as of 5 p.m.

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