Ruptured gas line prompts brief evacuation

January 24, 2012 4:07:45 PM PST
Residents on the 500 block of Chestnut Avenue in San Bruno were briefly evacuated due to a gas line break Tuesday afternoon.

A third party crew was working on a sewer line when they hit a 2-inch gas line.

Homes on Chestnut Avenue were evacuated as a precaution, but emergency crews say the most people were not home at the time and residents were allowed to return to their homes about 45 minutes later.

A PG&E crew capped the leak a short time later.

Tuesday's leak was located approximately 2 miles from the site of the 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.

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