Evacuations lifted in SF's Duboce Triangle neighborhood due to gas leak, water main break

Bay City News
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
SF gas leak, water main break cause evacuations in Duboce Triangle
In San Francisco, people have been warned to avoid the area of Duboce and Castro Streets due to a natural gas leak Wednesday morning.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Emergency crews from PG&E began repairs on a natural gas line near the intersection of Duboce Avenue and Castro Street on Wednesday morning after shutting off the gas following a leak.

A 16-inch water main broke, which is believed to have caused the leak in the gas line, according to the San Francisco Fire Department. Residents and businesses in a one-block radius of the intersection were evacuated following the leak, which was reported by the fire department at 6:35 a.m.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission crews were at the scene making assessments and repairs. No injuries or property damage were reported, and less than 100 people were impacted as of mid-morning Wednesday, fire officials said.

Residents who are experiencing gas outages in the area can call PG&E at (800) 743-5000.

Those who were evacuated Wednesday have been allowed to return to their homes, SFFD says.

Duboce Ave. remains closed at Castro street Wednesday afternoon.

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