Another construction crew ruptured yet another gas pipe on Tuesday, this time near 11th and Harrison streets in SoMa, causing multiple buildings in the area to be temporarily evacuated.
The San Francisco Fire Department issued an alert about the situation at 12:48 p.m., and as of 1:14 p.m. the situation was resolved and the evacuation orders were lifted, per Bay City News.
It was an 8-inch gas line that was ruptured this time, and PG&E was on the scene dealing with the situation. Firefighters then went door to door along Harrison between 11th and Norfolk streets to get people to evacuate.
UPDATE #1500GL THIS WAS A CONSTRCUTION CREW THAT HIT AN 8” LINE— PGE RESPONDED AND IS ON SCENE WITH #SFFD SO FAR EVACUATIONS AND SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER HARRISON BETWEEN 11TH AND NORFOLK NO INJURIES REPORTED AVOID AREA @sfmta_muni @SF_emergency https://t.co/Ex1vinyool— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDIA (@SFFDPIO) January 14, 2020
A similar gas leak caused by a construction crew prompted evacuations in the Mission District last August. And a Verizon subcontractor was blamed for a gas line rupture and subsequent explosion last February that destroyed popular Richmond dim sum spot Hong Kong Lounge II.