Work on Hollywood gas leak expected to continue till midnight

Southern California Gas Co. workers are continuing to work on repairing a ruptured gas line in Hollywood and expect to have it fixed by midnight.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said the leak -- reported around 11:30 a.m. Saturday at North Cahuenga Blvd near the 101 Freeway -- led to the evacuation of six buildings and 100 people.

Scott said the evacuees were being sheltered at a nearby recreation center, and buses were provided to take them there. He said he expected they would be allowed back into their homes soon after midnight. 

No injuries were reported.

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