Crews Cut Natural Gas Line in San Bruno

Cut gas line had small impact in San Bruno.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Josh Keppel
    The broken line was fixed within a couple hours.

    Construction crews damaged a natural gas line in San Bruno Tuesday afternoon, causing the evacuation of about a half-dozen homes, the city's  fire chief said.

    The rupture occurred just before 2 p.m., when construction workers digging on Chestnut Avenue near Jenevein Avenue struck a 2-inch gas transmission line, PG&E spokesman Andrew Souvall said.

     San Bruno Fire Chief Dennis Haag said houses in the immediate area  were evacuated for about 45 minutes as a precaution.

    Most residents were not at home, Haag said.

    PG&E said crews capped the line before 4 p.m.

     Seven customers are without gas service as repairs were under way,  Souvall said.