25 evacuated from Commerce apartment complex over gas leak

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Twenty-five people were evacuated from a two-story apartment complex Tuesday in Commerce because of a natural gas leak, before being allowed to return home.

This happened in the 1400 block of South Sydney Drive. Southern California Gas Company crews arrivedĀ on-scene and managed to shut off the leak, working along with Los Angeles County firefighters.

L.A. County Fire Inspector Tony Akins said the leak seemed to be coming out of a 1-inch line underneath the gas meter from one of the units at the apartment complex.

Some gas company units were delayed due to an unrelated traffic accident, according to the Fire Department.

No injuries have been reported. No word yet what caused the leak.