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Gas leak in Coronado prompts evacuation of nearby homes

CORONADO, Calif. -- A natural gas leak caused by a construction accident in Coronado has forced the evacuation of nearby homes.

The leak was reported at 3:40 p.m. in a vacant home under construction in an alley off the 300 block of Seventh Street, according to Coronado Fire Department.

Once SDG&E crews arrived, they secured the gas line in 10 minutes.

"With the gas dissipating and with the winds, our biggest concern is adjacent structures with windows open. The fumes could flow in, spark with something inside and there's an explosion risk," said Coronado Fire Captain, Jason Summers.

About 10 residents were evacuated from surrounding homes.

Coronado Fire said construction workers were digging a trench at the home when they struck a 1 to 2-inch gas line.

No injuries have been reported.