Gas Leak Causes Evacuations in Beaumont

Gas Leak Causes Evacuations in Beaumont

News Staff

Four homes were evacuated and residents in another 20 homes were told to shelter in place due to a natural gas leak in Beaumont Sunday.

The natural gas escaped from a residential line and was reported just before 4 p.m. in the 600 block of Cypress Street, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

A Southern California Gas Company crew fixed the leak, and no injuries were reported.

An earlier statement from the department erroneously put the number of shelter-in-place residences at 210.