TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Southwest Gas and Green Valley Fire District repaired a break in the gas line in Sahuarita, Thursday, Aug. 29.
Firefighters said that construction backhoe had struck a four-inch gas line while digging along the roadway at the Quail Creek Community.
Southwest Gas shut down the gas line from both sides of the break to stop the flow of gas, GVFD said.
Two engine crews responded to the incident just east of N. Quail View Loop and Dome Court and GVFD crews were on scene just over an hour before the gas was shut off and repairs could begin.
Southwest Gas said it was not a main line that was hit, but a distribution line and crews were able to respond quickly.
Only a few residents in the area were told to shelter in their homes instead of evacuating and only golf cart traffic was affected. The shelter order has been lifted and crews have left the scene.