By CBSLA Staff

RANCHO MIRAGE (CBSLA) – Residents in eight Rancho Mirage area homes were evacuated Saturday after a natural gas line was struck during construction work.

The rupture was reported at 8:47 a.m. in the 71900 block of Magnesia Falls Drive, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

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Fire officials said crews from SoCalGas were on scene fixing the two-inch natural gas pipe.

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Magnesia Falls Drive was closed between Highway 111 and San Gorgonio Road while the repairs were being made.

 

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