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Evacuation orders lifted for residents in East L.A. gas leak

October 14, 2013|By Robert J. Lopez and Samantha Schaefer
  • Approximate location, shown in blue, where residents are being evacuated due to a gas leak.
Approximate location, shown in blue, where residents are being evacuated… ( Google Maps )

Evacuation orders were lifted Monday night in East Los Angeles after a punctured gas line was repaired, fire officials said.

Between 80 to 100 people in about 60 homes in the 300 block of South Gerhard Avenue were forced to leave their neighborhood after work crews punctured the line around 2:45 p.m.

The incident was cleared about 8:15 p.m. and residents were being allowed back to their homes, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

Earlier, residents were bused to nearby Garfield High School.

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