Laborers sheared a gas line at Adam View Apartments in Lake Elsinore Saturday, and firefighters evacuated 16 people but no one was hurt, a utility spokeswoman said.
The laborers pulled a wall footing Saturday at the four-unit complex in the 30500 block of Adams Avenue and ripped out a chunk of the three-quarter inch pipe, causing natural gas to leak out, Southern California Gas Co. spokeswoman Trisha Muse said.
The accident was reported at 4:23 p.m. Saturday. A utility work crew repaired the damaged gas line by 8:15 p.m. that night, Muse said. --City News Service