CORONA: Vehicle Into Apartment Causes Major Gas Leak

On Saturday evening, August 03, 2019, Cal Fire / Riverside County Fire along with the California Highway Patrol responded to reports of a traffic collision with one vehicle into an apartment. The crash was reported around 6:24pm in the 19500 block of E. Ontario Avenue. The first arriving engine company located an SUV into an apartment with several sheared gas meters. The apartment building along with businesses in the area were evacuated and the Southern¬† California Gas Company was called to the scene. Crews were finally able to remove the SUV from the apartment just before 1:00am however, crews were still working on repairing the sheared gas meters. Ontario Avenue is expected to remain closed in both directions at the intersection of El Cerrito until 5:00am. It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was injured as a result of the crash or how many people were displaced from the apartment.