Crews installing a new fire hydrant along The Embarcadero in San Francisco struck a small gas line Monday morning, prompting evacuations and the shutdown of the roadway.
PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said the San Bruno Avenue fire presented a “unique situation.” In a normal situation crews can shutoff a building’s gas valve but in this case the valve was too close to the fire.
A 19-year-old neighbor who witnessed an allegedly intoxicated driver crash her SUV into a home in San Jose Tuesday night is being hailed as a hero for his actions to save the driver.
City construction crews working on a sewer line accidentally damaged a natural gas line in San Bruno Tuesday afternoon, causing a leak that prompted the evacuation of about a half-dozen homes.
An evacuation that was issued following a gas-line rupture Saturday morning in Richmond has been lifted, a Richmond Fire Department spokesman said.
PG&E crews restored service Wednesday night to some 70 customers who were impacted by a gas leak in downtown San Francisco Wednesday afternoon.
Federal investigators were looking into the explosion of a leaky Pacific Gas and Electric Co. gas pipeline in Cupertino that damaged a condominium.
A gas leak near a Taco Bell in Hayward Thursday morning prompted the closure of part of a major thoroughfare near an Interstate Highway 580 on-ramp, a fire captain said.
Last year’s San Bruno pipeline explosion created plenty of worry over leaking gas lines. For one Lafayette homeowner, those concerns became reality.
There’s a new effort by PG&E to lower the stability standards for its power poles, and the move has prompted concerns among state regulators in the wake of the San Bruno disaster.