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Leak prompts evacuation on La Jolla Mesa Drive

A construction crew hit a one-inch natural gas line Sunday, causing a leak that prompted evacuations, authorities said.

The break was reported just before 11 a.m. at 5587 La Jolla Mesa Drive

near Lamplight Drive, said a dispatcher with the San Diego Fire-Rescue

Department.

Area residents were evacuated as a precaution, according to San Diego

police Officer Jane Jacobsen.

The leak was contained in less than a half-hour.