Gas leak prompts overnight evacuation in Orinda


Crews responded to a report of a 6-inch gas line rupture in downtown Orinda at about 11:20 p.m., fire officials said.

Fourteen homes were evacuated while fire and utility crews secured the area.

The evacuation was lifted after about an hour and a half when it was determined that the gas leak was from a 2-inch pipe and did not pose a danger to residents, fire officials said.

A portion of Moraga Way between Camino Pablo and Brookwood Road remained closed as of 5:30 a.m., affecting 17 businesses, officials said.

No injuries were reported.

Work to complete final repairs to the gas line was continuing this morning.

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