Santa Barbara firefighters were dispatched to a gas main break on Cottage Grove Avenue on Monday morning, officials said.
After a 2-inch gas main in the 200 block of Cottage Grove Avenue began leaking, three engine companies of the Santa Barbara City Fire Department responded around 10:49 a.m.
The entire block was closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, according to the news release, and at least 15 residents were evacuated, while others were asked to take shelter and stay in their homes.
The Santa Barbara Police Department assisted with traffic control while the Southern California Gas Company repaired the broken gas main. No injuries were reported, according to the news release.
City Fire Department spokesman Kevin Corbett told the News-Press that all emergency vehicles left the area in the early afternoon and that only a part of Cottage Grove Avenue was still closed for repairs, while all residents were allowed back into their homes.
“All roads are open,” he said.
A spokeswoman for the Southern California Gas Co. said that repairs were finished around 3 p.m.