UPDATE: Gas Leak Contained in Burlingame

A gas leak, which prompted evacuations, has been contained.

UPDATE 4:40 p.m.:

A contractor severed a natural gas line on Douglas Avenue in Burlingame this afternoon, cutting service to a duplex and triggering evacuation warnings in the neighborhood, according to a PG&E spokesman.

The leak occurred 2:20 p.m. today when a contract working on the 1100 block of Douglas Avenue severed a three-quarter inch line serving two homes in a duplex, PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said. The leak closed the affected block of Douglas and the 400 and 500 blocks of California Drive, and triggered evacuation warnings to residents in the area.

Molica said PG&E crews were on scene within about 12 minutes and were able to shut off gas to the broken line at 3:12 p.m. The evacuation orders for area residents were rescinded just after 3:15 p.m.

"The situation is safe, the gas is off," Molica said. The two homes connected to the line remain without gas, but should probably get service back by about 8 p.m., Molica said.


A natural gas leak prompted evacuations in Burlingame this afternoon, according to San Mateo County officials.

The 1100 block of Douglas Avenue and the 400 and 500 blocks of California Drive were closed by the leak, which was reported by the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services around 3 p.m.

The leak was reported contained just after 3:15 p.m. and evacuation orders were canceled. The 1100 block of Douglas Avenue was to remian closed while crews investigate.

PG&E officials were called to respond to the leak. A PG&E spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

--Bay City News


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Betsey Terry September 28, 2012 at 11:35 PM
There are no "streets" in Burlingame. It is California DRIVE


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