Sacto 9-1-1
July 21, 2011
Gas leak leads to evacuation of Citrus Heights apartment complex

One hundred people were evacuated from a Citrus Heights apartment complex early this morning after an unidentified vehicle backed into a bank of gas meters causing a gas leak.

The vehicle had fled the scene at 7640 Auburn Road when Sacramento Metro Fire responded to a call at about 3 a.m.

The department started evacuating people from their homes, said the Metro Assistant Chief Scott Cockrum.

Pacific Gas & Electric went to the scene and capped the gas meters. The fire department started allowing people back into their homes about 4:45 a.m.

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