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Gas main break caused by backhoe

By Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
Published On: Feb 26 2013 06:49:30 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 26 2013 09:49:30 PM CST

The break happened when a backhoe accidentally hit a gas line while working in the area shortly before 11a.m. on Tuesday. Montecito Fire reports 28 nearby homes in the area were without gas until the problem was fixed hours later by the Southern California Gas Company.

MONTECITO, Calif. -

The Montecito Fire Protection District responded to a reported broken gas main near Butterfly and High roads.

The break happened when a backhoe accidentally hit a gas line while working in the area shortly before 11a.m. on Tuesday.

Montecito Fire reports 28 nearby homes in the area were without gas until the problem was fixed hours later by the Southern California Gas Company.

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