Just yards from where the high-pressure gas pipe sprung a leak and caused a massive fireball in San Bruno in 2010, a private contractor busted open another gas pipe yesterday, letting loose some natural gas in a neighborhood that is, well, pretty tired of the stuff. The pipe that exploded two years ago in the Crestmoor neighborhood is now dormant, but there are apparently pipes aplenty flowing through the area just barely below the surface, ready to be punctured the next time someone tries to plant a croquet wicket.

The leak was capped at 11:24 p.m. last night according to PG&E, who of course is quick to blame the "private contractor." However it's unclear if said contractor was, in fact, working for PG&E.

For the love of god, people, be careful down there.


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