Gas Leak At San Jose Apartment Complex Prompts Evacuations

SAN JOSE (CBS SF)— Firefighters responded to a gas leak at an apartment complex in San Jose Wednesday afternoon after a construction crew hit a gas line. A fire department spokesman said the line was clamped by PG&E crews just after 2 p.m.

The leak was reported on the 1900 block of Alum Rock Avenue according to San Jose fire Capt. Cleo Doss.

PG&E spokeswoman Monica Tell said the third-party crew was digging when they struck and ruptured a half-inch gas line causing the leak.

Tell said one of the buildings near where the leak occurred was evacuated. Doss said both fire and PG&E crews were going to enter the apartment building to check to see if there were any residual gas pockets before letting residents back in.

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