Car crashes into Oakland gas line, causing leak that's forcing evacuations

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland police are asking some residents to evacuate due to a gas leak Saturday afternoon.

The evacuations apply to those living between 702-720 Filbert Street, police said. Residents are asked to take their pets with them when they leave.

The Red Cross will be assisting with resources at a not-yet-determined location.

Police reported the gas leak on Twitter just after 1 p.m.

Oakland PD says the leak was caused by a car crashing into a gas line in what was a solo vehicle accident.

Further information is not available at this time.

Stay with ABC7 News for the latest details on this developing story.