A gas line break in Irmo, which forced precautionary evacuations of several people, is being repaired by SCE&G.

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Irmo, SC (WLTX) -- Several people who were evacuated from their homes following a gas line break in an Irmo neighborhood have been allowed to return home.

Columbia Fire Department spokesperson Brick Lewis said about eight homes on White Water Drive were evacuated as a precaution when construction workers caused a two-inch break in a natural gas line around 5:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

SCE&G responded to the area to repair the broken gas line. Lewis said no one was injured because of the break.

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