SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to reports on Friday, June 10, of a construction accident, which resulted in a natural gas leak on Olympic Boulevard.
At approximately 10:10 a.m. on June 10, a construction accident caused a natural gas main to sever on the 2400 block of Olympic Boulevard.
Two neighboring office units were evacuated: 2423 Olympic Blvd. and 1620 26th Street All streets in the area were blocked off for the duration of the leak.
Three engines, a ladder truck, a hazardous materials unit, and chief officer supervisor responded to manage the incident.
The first arriving units found a high pressure, one-inch gas main severed with no fire, according to a press release from the SMFD.
Southern California Gas Company arrived on the scene and capped the leak within two hours of the accident being reported.
Once the leak was managed, Santa Monica firefighters inspected the evacuated office units with combustible gas detectors, to ensure there was no residual gas. Workers were able to return to their offices once the SMFD completed inspections.
There were no reports of any injuries to civilians or firefighters.