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Updated: UCSD Building Evacuated for Possible Gas Leak

Students, faculty and staff were asked to stay away from the area.

The leak is near Voigt Drive between Hopkins and Gilman. Patch file photo by Paige Nelson.
The leak is near Voigt Drive between Hopkins and Gilman. Patch file photo by Paige Nelson.
Updated at 11:26 a.m., Thursday, March 27:

A gas leak today prompted the evacuation of a building at the University of California San Diego and sent several people to a hospital to be evaluated, authorities reported.

The emergency off Voigt and Engineers lanes at the La Jolla-area campus was reported shortly before 9:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

A contractor reportedly cut the wrong line, and a hazardous materials team was sent to the campus.

Two or three patients were taken for hospital evaluations.

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Original post at 10:40 a.m., Thursday, March 27:

UC San Diego reported a possible hazardous gas leak on Thursday morning.

The university sent out an emergency alert to students, faculty and staff at approximately 10:26 a.m. The alert was delivered via text, email or automated voice call.

The possible gas leak was reported in the EBU1 building at Warren Mall (a section of campus.) The building was evacuated.

In addition, the university said to avoid Voigt Drive between Hopkins and Gilman due to emergency vehicles in roadway.

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