RESEDA (CBSLA) – A construction crew accidentally ruptured a gas line in Reseda Thursday morning, forcing the evacuation of several homes, businesses and a local church for hours.
Just after 10 a.m., utility workers hit a high-pressure natural gas line in the 17600 block of West Saticoy Street. As of 1:30 p.m., the leak had not been plugged.READ MORE: LA County Supports Less Strict Threshold For Disneyland, Other Theme Parks To Reopen
Los Angeles Fire Department hazmat team was called to the scene and residents and workers at about 25 homes, several businesses and a local church were forced to evacuate in an approximately 500-foot area along Saticoy Street and along Jellico Avenue.READ MORE: High-Definition Panorama Taken By Mars Rover Perseverance Shows Crater Rim, Cliff Face Of Ancient River Delta
Southern California Gas Company crews sent to the scene closed the leak shortly after 1 p.m., the LAFD said, though repairs to the line were continuing into the afternoon.MORE NEWS: No Criminal Charges Being Considered Against Tiger Woods For Crash, Sheriff Says: ‘He Was Lucid’
There were no reports of fire or injury.