Crews worked to fix a gas leak outside a National City beauty salon early Thursday, officials said.
The leak happened at approximately 1 a.m. at a pipe in front of Italy’s Beauty Salon at Highland Avenue and 16th street.
Police said the leak may have been caused by vandalism as they found a brick lying next to the broken pipe.
The street was closed as crews dug into the street to find the gas line and clamp it off.
The Fire Department was on scene in case there was a fire. National City police said they will investigate the incident to see if it was caused by vandalism.