Businesses, Streets Reopen After Gas Line Rupture

PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Sunday said a gas line rupture in Pasadena forced the evacuation of apartments and adjoining businesses for several hours.

Pasadena Fire Department Capt. Trey Sorensen told KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta that no one required medical treatment at the scene following the rupture, which forced the closure of a Starbucks and a Winchell’s, among others.

The leak was so loud it was heard several feet away. Sorensen said they evacuated residents from apartments as well.

Businesses, Streets Reopen Following Gas Line Rupture In Pasadena

As of 12:50 p.m., officials confirmed that all businesses and streets had reopened.

Crews initially responded to the location at 8:30 a.m., according to Lisa Derderian, a spokesperson for the Pasadena Fire Department.

Derderian said the one-inch rupture was caused by construction workers. The workers were reportedly trenching a hole when they hit a gas main.

The gas company was also called to the scene to make repairs.

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