What we know about gas explosion in San Francisco

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A gas leak that led to a major explosion and fire evacuated residents and shut down streets in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon. (KGO-TV)

A gas leak that led to a major explosion and fire evacuated residents and shut down streets in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon.

The ABC7 News I-Team's Dan Noyes was on air for hours covering the fire, and has lots of information about PG&E and the company that was doing the digging that led to today's explosion.

MCI Metro/Verizon had the permit to dig on the street today, but a third party contractor was actually doing the work, Dan reports.

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That company is MasTec, a construction company based out of Coral Gables, Florida.

They apparently have an office in Walnut Creek, and it was their crew of 8-10 workers, one of them operating that excavator, that cut into the 12-inch gas main.

See the full I-Team investigative report in the video posted above.

Take a look at full coverage on the gas explosion and fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco.

Take a look at for a look at more stories and videos by Dan Noyes and the ABC7 News I-Team.
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