CHICO, Calif. - An excavator hit a gas line behind the Safeway on East Ave. in Chico and forced evacuations Friday, according to Chico Police Department.
The Chico Police Department said at 3:45 p.m. that all evacuations were lifted and the gas leak was stopped.
Pacific Gas and Electric clamped the ruptured gas line.
Police said people within a 500-foot radius around the gas line were being evacuated and everyone in the stop mall and residential structures to the north was evacuated.
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