A contractor severed a natural gas line on Douglas Avenue in Burlingame on Friday afternoon, cutting service to a duplex and triggering evacuation warnings in the neighborhood, according to a PG&E spokesman.
The leak occurred 2:20 p.m. when a contract working on the 1100 block of Douglas Avenue severed a three-quarter inch line serving two homes in a duplex, PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.
The leak closed the affected block of Douglas and the 400 and 500 blocks of California Drive, and triggered evacuation warnings to residents in the area.
Molica said PG&E crews were on scene within about 12 minutes and were able to shut off gas to the broken line at 3:12 p.m. The evacuation orders for area residents were rescinded just after 3:15 p.m.
"The situation is safe, the gas is off," Molica said. The two homes connected to the line remain without gas, but should probably get service back by about 8 p.m., Molica said.
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-- Bay City News