Gas line breach prompts brief evacuation of students and staff at Irvine High

Irvine High School students and staff were briefly evacuated to nearby Heritage Park on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 8 after a gas line was accidentally breached on campus.

No students or staff were injured as a result of the breach, which occurred at about 8:50 a.m. during construction work on a new classroom building. The Orange County Fire Authority and The Southern California Gas Company were notified immediately, and the line was capped about an hour later.

Fire officials performed a thorough inspection before giving the all-clear to return to campus.