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.
Families forced to evacuate after a natural gas leak near Otay Mesa. 11 other homes told to shelter in place. Leak was just capped, crews expect to be out here for another 30-40 minutes @fox5sandiego pic.twitter.com/ZY5vFrkjD8
— Justina Myers (@JustinaReports) September 13, 2019