Gas leak prompts evacuations of 10 homes in Ranch

RANCHO SANTA FE — Firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, Encinitas Fire Department, and Solana Beach Fire Department responded to the report of a gas leak Aug. 4, in the 6100 block of Paseo Delicias.
When crews arrived on the scene, they found a recently filled 400-gallon propane tank with a broken valve, allowing gas to escape.
Firefighters quickly secured the area and evacuated approximately 10 homes in the immediate vicinity as a precaution. Paseo Delicias was also closed to traffic between Via de la Valle and El Tordo.
San Diego County’s Hazardous Materials Team was also called to assist with the incident. Once the leak was secure, the gas company was able to safely remove the tank for repairs.
Residents were allowed to return home several hours later. Firefighters continued to monitor and test the air quality to make sure it was safe. Paseo Delicias was then reopened. No injuries were reported.