A employee digging at a development website pierced a 1 1/2-inch-wide fuel line in Chula Vista Wednesday morning, prompting evacuations of close by companies.

The leak was reported round 9:15 a.m. on Third Avenue close to Oxford Avenue the place a development undertaking is underway.

“Upon arrival we had a 1 1/2-inch damaged and blowing fuel line immediately adjoining to the constructing in the development website,” Chula Vista Battalion Chief Brendon Barahura instructed OnScene TV. “We evacuated the close by companies which can be down wind and (known as for) shelter in place for the residence complexes… surrounding the location.”

Barahura mentioned he didn’t know when the leak can be managed.

Chula Vista police have been known as to offer visitors management in the realm, blocking streets off whereas utility employees addressed the leak, however they have been in a position to reopen the roads by 10:30 a.m., a police lieutenant mentioned.