Several blocks of downtown Ojai are closed, and there have been some evacuations as a result of a gas line rupture.
It happened at around 2 p.m., on the 200 block of North Montgomery Street.
Some businesses, several houses, and a small high school, Chaparral High School, have been evacuated, and a number of streets in the area are closed.
Gas company crews are on scene, and they hope to have the line shut off by around 5.
An evacuation center has been set up at Nordoff High School.
A backhoe being used for a construction project apparent caused the rupture.