Ruptured gas line in Isla Vista

John Palminteri, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Senior Reporter, johnp1250@aol.com
Beth Farnsworth, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Anchor/Reporter, beth.farnsworth@keyt.com
POSTED: 02:16 PM PDT May 31, 2013    UPDATED: 11:36 AM PDT Jun 01, 2013 
Isla Vista Gas Leak
ISLA VISTA, Calif. -

Santa Barbara County fire crews are on scene of a ruptured gas line in Isla Vista.

It happened after noon Friday near Camino del Sur and Trigo Road, forcing the evacuation of nearby homes and businesses.

Emergency officials say a construction crew accidentally caused the break.

The area is filled with a strong odor of natural gas.