Families were evacuated when a gas leak was reported in a residential area of City Heights on Wednesday.
Eleven homes along Menlo Avenue and 46th Street in City Heights were evacuated at about 3:12 p.m. due to the gas leak, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The cause was not known.
The leak was traced to a nearby alley, where gas was seeping through cracks in the asphalt and into homes, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) Battalion Chief Willy Melendez said.
A contractor working in the area reported smelling the gas around 3:30 p.m., according to the report.
San Diego Gas & Electric responded to the area and quickly located two valves related to the leak.
SDFD reported the gas leak was under control, however, evacuations were ordered as a precaution.
Residents were allowed back into their homes at about 6:50 p.m., after crews went from house to house evaluating gas levels and deeming it safe to do so.
Crews were still making repairs just before 7 p.m. Wednesday. It was not clear how long it would take.
There were no reports of injuries.