Gas Leak Reported in Richmond District, Block Evacuated

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 this 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.

Scott Morris and Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

Please make sure your comment adheres to our comment policy. If it doesn't, it may be deleted. Repeat violations may cause us to revoke your commenting privileges. No one wants that!