HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say work crews appeared to have stopped water and methane gas that spewed for several days from a well Hawthorne, but 37 families are still away from their homes until experts can cap it.
Los Angeles County fire Capt. Brian Jordan said a company that specializes in dealing with oil, gas and water well work injected water into the well on Monday to halt the outflow.
The company then began injecting mud and other materials to cap the well, a goal that could be accomplished Tuesday.
Golden State Water said the well was initially being capped on Thursday when water and methane began to pour from it.
Jordan said there were no injuries or damage to homes and the methane gas had dissipated.