TAKING A CLOSER LOOK: Santa Monica fire fighters gather outside of the Gate of India restaurant on Monday afternoon inspecting the damage caused by an early morning fire. (Daniel Archuleta daniela@www.smdp.com)

A construction accident resulted in a severed natural gas main in the 2400 block of Olympic Boulevard over the weekend, according to the Santa Monica Fire Department.

The first arriving units found a high-pressure, 1-inch gas main severed with no fire. Three engines, a ladder truck, a hazardous materials unit, and chief officer supervisor, ultimately responded to manage the incident.

The leak resulted in the evacuation of two neighboring office buildings: 2425 Olympic Blvd., and 1620 26th St. All streets in the area were blocked for the duration of the leak, according to SMFD spokesman Dale Hallock.

Approximately two hours after the incident was reported, Southern California Gas Company was able to cap the leak. Workers were able to return to their offices after fire officials completed inspecting the building with combustible gas detectors and found no residual gas.

No injuries were reported.