Several homes were evacuated for a short time late Wednesday due to a gas leak in a San Jose neighborhood, according to the fire department.
Sixteen homes were evacuated on Zachary Lane, near Tully Road and McLaughlin Avenue, as a precaution as PG&E crews formed a plan to isolate the source of the leak and repair it, fire officials said.
The leak was capped at about 8:15 p.m., but crews were staying at the scene to continue working on a permanent fix, PG&E said. Evacuees were then able to return to their homes.
A third party contractor was digging in the area when residents reported smelling a strong scent of gas, according to PG&E.
No further details were immediately available.