BRENTWOOD -- Three homes were evacuated and neighbors advised to stay indoors Wednesday night after a natural gas leak was reported on the 600 block of Allbrook Court, police reported.

PG&E was dispatching repair crews to the scene of the leak, which was reported about 6:30 p.m. in front of one of the houses. Allbrook Court is closed to traffic during the investigation.

The natural gas leak was relatively small, but authorities felt it was wise to evacuate the three homes and advise others on the block to shelter in place in their homes, said Lt. Sal DiMercurio of Brentwood police.

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