LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A construction crew damaged a natural gas line in Temple City on Tuesday, prompting some evacuations for a time but resulting in no injuries.
The damaged line was reported around 8:30 a.m. in the 9200 block of Pentland Street, Los Angeles County fire Inspector Randall Wright said.
Gas company officials said a third party construction crew was digging at the property and ruptured a two-inch gas line underground.
About 150 people were evacuated from the immediate area, including students at Doug Sears Learning Center, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The students were moved to nearby La Rosa School, Sheriff’s officials said.
Authorities lifted evacuation orders about 11:20 a.m.
Service was not interrupted during the gas main break because crews were able to use a bypass line.
Officials closed Pentland Street between Encinita Avenue and Allesandro Avenue, and Fratus Drive between Pentland Street and Kennerly Street.
The street closures were in effect for around two hours, officials said.
No injuries were reported.
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