Reseda Natural Gas Leak Leads To Evacuation

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Nearly 50 members of the Los Angeles Fire Department, including LAFD Hazardous Materials experts, responded to the subterranean rupture of a 2 inch natural gas line in the 17600 block of Saticoy Street near White Oak Avenue on September 5, 2019.

A utility crew performing a street excavation at the Reseda / Lake Balboa border, was thankfully uninjured when the incident, which caused no fire, led to a precautionary evacuation of 25 nearby homes, a business and house of worship 

As LAFD HazMat crews monitored the environment, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) personnel jack-hammered and excavated a short distance away from the leak access and crimp the line to stop the flow. Their efforts were completed in a little more than 3 hours, after which displaced persons were allowed to reoccupy their homes. No one was injured.

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