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Update: Gas leak contained in Old Sacramento

Video: Gas line damage forces evacuations in Old Sacramento

Several commercial and residential buildings in Old Sacramento, including the Clarendon House Hotel, were being evacuated as a precaution after a gas line was damaged by a construction crew on Friday, December 4, 2015. Sacramento Fire Department s
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Several commercial and residential buildings in Old Sacramento, including the Clarendon House Hotel, were being evacuated as a precaution after a gas line was damaged by a construction crew on Friday, December 4, 2015. Sacramento Fire Department s

Sacramento fire officials say a damaged natural gas line that prompted evacuations in Old Sacramento Friday afternoon has been contained and the area is safe to visit.

Sacramento Fire Department personnel responded to the site shortly after 2 p.m. Fire Department spokesman Chris Harvey said a 1 3/4 -inch line was damaged, resulting in the leak. Several buildings in the area of Second and L streets in Old Sacramento were evacuated.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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