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    Gas Line Break Spurs Blockwide Evacuation in San Francisco
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    Natural gas on Tuesday seeped out of the road on the 300 block of 15th Avenue in San Francisco, prompting evacuations. (Aug. 18, 2015)

    PG&E capped a gas leak in San Francisco's Richmond District that forced the evacuation of more than 100 residents for about two hours Tuesday morning, a PG&E spokesman said.

    The leak was reported at 8:14 a.m. in the 300 block of 15th Avenue between Clement and Tacoma streets.

    PG&E crews requested that the block be evacuated as a result of the gas leak, fire officials said.

    The flow of gas was stopped at 10:13 a.m. and the 120-130 evacuated residents were allowed to go back home, PG&E spokesman Nick Smith said. Repairs to the damaged line are underway.

    PG&E is investigating what caused the leak.

    Anyone with concerns about lingering gas odor has been asked to call PG&E at (800) 743-5000.

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