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Gas Leak in San Jose Prompts Evacuations: Fire Dept.

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    Gas Leak in San Jose Prompts Evacuations: Fire Dept

    Several homes were evacuated late Wednesday due to a gas leak in a San Jose neighborhood, according to the fire department. Sergio Quintana reports. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019)

    Several homes were evacuated for a short time late Wednesday due to a gas leak in a San Jose neighborhood, according to the fire department.

    Sixteen homes were evacuated on Zachary Lane, near Tully Road and McLaughlin Avenue, as a precaution as PG&E crews formed a plan to isolate the source of the leak and repair it, fire officials said.

    The leak was capped at about 8:15 p.m., but crews were staying at the scene to continue working on a permanent fix, PG&E said. Evacuees were then able to return to their homes. 

    A third party contractor was digging in the area when residents reported smelling a strong scent of gas, according to PG&E.

    No further details were immediately available.

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