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North Park residents evacuated after natural gas leak

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A natural gas leak prompted brief evacuations of dozens of residents in a North Park neighborhood Monday.

The damaged 2 1/2-inch-diameter utility line began spewing methane fumes into the air near the intersection of Kansas Street and Madison Avenue about 12:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

About 60 people were cleared out of a dozen homes as a precaution while San Diego Gas & Electric personnel worked to halt the leak, which took about 20 minutes.

No injuries were reported.

It was not immediately clear why the pipeline ruptured, a dispatcher said.

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