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Sheared gas line near Chula Vista retirement community forces evacuations

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Posted at 3:31 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 20:12:05-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A ruptured gas line forced one building to evacuate in Chula Vista Friday.

Chula Vista fire crews discovered a one-inch gas line sheared with gas blowing in the 100 block of 3rd Avenue around 3 p.m. A nearby building was evacuated, according to CVFD.

Nearby Fredericka Manor Retirement Community also advised its residents and visitors to shelter in place.

Firefighters were not able to immediately determine the cause of the break. SDG&E crews were able to shut off the gas shortly after 5 p.m.