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Outer Mission gas leak capped, shelter-in-place lifted

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A natural gas leak in the Outer Mission district Monday morning prompted a shelter-in-place advisory at two nearby schools, police said.

School officials at Balboa High School and James Denman Middle School kept students indoors after a construction company ruptured a 2-inch high-pressure transmission gas pipeline, according to officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the fire department.

The pipeline has since been capped, and no one was injured, authorities said.

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The construction company, Precision Engineering, had been digging in the 200 block of Seneca Avenue when its equipment struck the pipeline, officers at the scene said.

Six PG&E customers temporarily lost gas service, said Katie Romans, a spokeswoman for the utility.

Homes in the area were not affected by the shelter-in-place advisory, Romans said.

The leak caused some concern at the school.

“A fellow officer called me and said, ‘My kid goes to that school, do I need to come pick him up?’” police Officer Jeff Smethurst said.

Smethurst’s answer to the concerned parent was “No.”

maldax@sfexaminer.com

Bay City News contributed to this report.



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