Gas Line Ruptures At San Jose Apartment Complex

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PG&E crews worked to repair a ruptured gas line in San Jose on January 24, 2011. (CBS)

PG&E crews worked to repair a ruptured gas line in San Jose on January 24, 2011. (CBS)

SAN JOSE (CBS 5 / BCN) — Firefighters and utility crews responded to a gas line rupture at a San Jose apartment complex Monday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 2:46 p.m. at 2811 McKee Road.

SJFD Capt. Chuck Rangel said there was construction taking place on site and that the line appeared to have been ruptured by a backhoe.

A Pacific Gas & Electric Co. spokesperson told CBS 5 that the ruptured line was a plastic pipeline about 1 1/4 inches thick.

Occupants of 16 apartments were temporarily evacuated, Rangel said, but no injuries were reported.

PG&E said it was able to fix the leak by about 4 p.m., at which time the evacuated residents were allowed to return.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Bay City News contributed to this report.)

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