The fire had the pavement in the middle of the street burning for hours.
The fire department and PG&E say the fire was being fed by an underground gas leak in a four-inch distribution line.
It started at 6:30 p.m. and was contained just after midnight.
At least one intersection was shut down and the area was evacuated. Utility crews had to dig 50 feet on both sides of the gas leak to cap it.
No word yet on what sparked the initial fire.