POMONA (CBSLA) – One person suffered a minor injury following an above-ground gas line break and fire that shut down a Pomona intersection Wednesday.
The leak was reported before 11:13 a.m. in the area of Packard Drive and Phillips Boulevard. According to Pomona police, the flames were possibly threatening nearby structures and vehicles. There was no word of any evacuations.
One person suffered a minor injury as a result of the leak, police added, and was being treated by Los Angeles County firefighters.
Southern California Gas Company crews were on scene, with repairs expected to take several hours. Firefighters had hoses in place to protect property while SoCalGas crews shut down the broken gas line. People were advised to avoid the area.
The cause and circumstances of the leak and the nature of the patient’s injury were not confirmed.