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Construction Workers Cause Gas Leaks in La Jolla and Fallbrook

Both gas leaks were caused by construction accidents across San Diego County

Construction workers caused two separate gas leaks that prompted evacuations Monday in Fallbrook and La Jolla, according to SDG&E.

First, a gas line between two homes was accidentally ruptured by a construction worker in Fallbrook, forcing residents to evacuate, said SDG&E officials.

North Comm Fire crews said they are working to fix the leak on the 900 block of Buena Suerte. The broken gas line was reported at 1:30 p.m., according to SDG&E.

A preliminary investigation discovered that a contractor struck the service line. Crews headed to the scene to fix the leak. There were no reports of injuries.

Just half an hour later, there was another gas leak reported at the 7000 block of Olivetas Avenue in La Jolla, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue (SDFD).

Another gas line was broken between two homes. In this incident, a construction worker was working on demolition nearby and struck a gas line, said SDPD Officer Billy Hernandez.

Crews headed to the scene in La Jolla to work on repairs. A taco shop in the area was evacuated. 

SDG&E will determine who will pay for damage caused by the gas leaks since both were caused by construction workers.

No other information was immediately available.

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