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Gas leak prompts evacuations in Scripps Ranch

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A city work crew accidentally broke a natural-gas line while digging in a Scripps Ranch neighborhood Tuesday, forcing precautionary evacuations of about 15 people from nearby residences and a business.

The non-injury accident in the 9700 block of Appaloosa Road was reported shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Emergency crews cleared about a dozen people out of four condominiums in the area and evacuated three workers from a business near the spot where the ruptured 2-inch-diameter pipe was spewing methane fumes into the air, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.

San Diego Gas & Electric personnel were called in to repair the line.

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