Gas leak forces South Bay residents to evacuate

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SAN DIEGO -- A natural gas leak forced several Otay Mesa residents to evacuate from their homes Thursday night.

The incident was reported at 8:17 p.m. in the 1200 block of Riviera Pointe Street, just east of Interstate 805 and north of Interstate 905, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

City crews were repairing a water line when they hit a two-inch natural gas pipe, fire officials said.

At least seven homes were evacuated and residents of at least 11 homes were told to shelter in place.

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