PG&E Stops Gas Leak in West Portal

PG&E crews stopped a gas leak in San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood this afternoon, fire and utility officials said.

The gas leak was reported at about noon when a construction crew dug into a line on Forest Side Avenue, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

PG&E crews responded and stopped the leak at 12:48 p.m., PG&E spokesman Nick Smith said. The third-party crew had severed a half-inch service line.

No one was injured by the gas leak, Smith said.

PG&E officials ask that anyone preparing for a digging project call 811 before starting work to mark underground gas lines.

Scott Morris, Bay City News

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  • Sector415

    Because nothing deserves a “flaming fart” image like a potential explosion in a densely populated neighborhood.