SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A leaking 500-gallon propane tank prompted evacuation orders for a neighborhood in San Jose on Tuesday morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.
A hazardous materials team responded around 7 a.m. to the problem reported in the 1600 block of Rogers Avenue and determined it was a leak at the valve of the tank, San Jose fire spokeswoman Erica Ray said.READ MORE: COVID: Bay Area Vaccine Hunters Help Those Eligible Struggling To Find Appointments
Fire crews ordered evacuations of buildings within a half-mile of the leak.READ MORE: Twitter Sues Texas AG Over Alleged Retaliation For Banning Trump's Account After Capitol Riot
The leak has been secured and the order was expected to remain in effect until about 9:20 a.m. while crews monitor the situation, she said.MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: San Francisco Unified Reveals More Details Of April Reopening
No injuries were reported as a result of the leak, which has shut down Rogers Avenue between Junction Avenue and Queens Lane.