A construction worker backed a vehicle into a 4-inch gas pipe
Wednesday at Crescenta Valley High School, causing a gas leak that
took about an hour to contain, officials said.
Deputies from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station were alerted
of the leak at 11:30 a.m. and blocked off La Crescenta, Prospect and
Community Avenues until officials from the Los Angeles County Fire
Department could turn it off, Sgt. Don Hudalla said.
At Crescenta Valley High School, students had to be rerouted as
they went to their summer school classes.
“The kids were real cooperative,” Co-principal Gary Talbert said.
“It was fairly major. I was standing about 150 feet away, and you
could smell it.”
Talbert added that he was pleased at the response of the fire and
The pipe was located near the graphic arts building. The gas would
be turned back on after The Gas Co. fixed the pipe, Hudalla said.