Early Morning Gas Leak Displaces Broad Beach Residents

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A gas leak at Victoria Point in Broad Beach displaced residents in up to six homes from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The City of Malibu sent out an alert just after 8:30 Tuesday morning that The Gas Company was on the scene of a reported gas leak in the area and stating “a few homes in the immediate area have been evacuated as a precautionary measure.”

According to City Manager Jim Thorsen, it was a relatively small cluster of homes that needed to be evacuated.

“I heard that up to six homes may have been evacuated for about an hour or two,” said Thorsen.

The cause of the gas leak is thought to be a construction crew or worker who hit a gas line while working in the area Tuesday morning.

The Gas Company brought out equipment and had gas lines repaired within a couple of hours, with the all-clear alert going out just after 11 a.m.

“The gas line is capped, residents are back in their homes, and the Gas Company was able to make the repair without tearing up the street,” reads the report.