Natural Gas Leak Prompts Some Evacuations in Downey; No Injuries Reported

DOWNEY (CNS) - A natural gas leak in Downey today prompted some evacuations while crews worked to make repairs, but no one was hurt.

The leak was reported about 10:30 a.m. near Rives Avenue and Stewart and Gray Road, according to the Downey Fire Department.

People were evacuated from about a 300-foot radius around the area where the leak was reported, and utility crews were sent to handle the problem, a process that was continuing about three hours afterward, the fire department reported.

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