TEMECULA (CNS) - A ruptured gas line in a Temecula neighborhood prompted precautionary evacuations today while crews made repairs. The natural gas leak was reported shortly before 10 a.m. in the 31700 block of Via San Carlos, just south of Highway 79, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The gas main was split during unspecified work in the residential area, according to the agency.
Two engine crews were sent to the location, and occupants of surrounding homes were asked to evacuate for their safety. A total of 11 people left their properties, while 18 elected to shelter-in-place, according to the fire department.
Southern California Gas Co. technicians were summoned, and by 11 a.m., they were mending the split line, according to reports from the scene. Repairs were exp