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Truck crashes into Ventura house, sparks fire and natural gas leak

A driver of a truck crashed into the side of a house in the 700 block of Saticoy Avenue in Ventura on Sunday, June 17, 2012.

June 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Residents in Ventura were evacuated Sunday night after a truck crashed into the side of a house.

The crash sparked a fire and a natural gas leak. The incident happened in the 700 block of Saticoy Avenue.

The Ventura City Fire Department said when the vehicle rammed into the house, it broke the gas meter.

Fire officials said the smell of natural gas was present, so nearby homes were forced to evacuate. The cause of the crash is under investigation.


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