5 homes evacuated due to gas leak in Laguna Beach

Bluebird Canyon Drive, where some residents had to be evacuated after a golf cart hit a gas meter on Tuesday in Laguna Beach.
(Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

A gas leak resulted in five homes being evacuated in Laguna Beach on Tuesday night.

Emergency personnel responded to the 600 block of Bluebird Canyon Drive shortly after 6 p.m. A vehicle collided with a gas meter, causing the leak.

The woman driving the vehicle was taken to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, police said. An investigation into the cause of the crash remained ongoing.

The vehicle involved in the collision was a golf cart, SoCal Gas spokesperson Dan Guthrie said.

Due to the gas leak, Bluebird Canyon Drive was shut down to traffic between Santa Cruz Street and Summit Drive while crews worked to resolve the issue.

SoCal Gas workers mitigated the leak, and the evacuated residents were able to return to their homes at 9:08 p.m.

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