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UPDATE: Flow of gas stopped, evacuations lifted after leak reported near Alamo Square

Evacuations have been lifted and the flow of gas stopped near San…

 

UPDATE: Gas leak that triggered evacuations in Inner Sunset resolved

Residents in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood were briefly evacuated Friday morning…

 

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UPDATE: Gas main leak at construction site shuts down two blocks of Townsend Street

UPDATE, 1:45 p.m.: According to SFFD, PG&E has resolved the issue and…

 

In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, provided by Southern California Gas Co., SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to safely stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility's Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)

Cost estimate of Los Angeles-area gas leak hits $665 million

LOS ANGELES — The estimated cost of a massive gas well blowout…

In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, provided by Southern California Gas Co., SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to safely stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility's Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)
In this Jan. 16, 2016, file photo, protesters wearing gas masks, attend a hearing over a gas leak at the southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Study: California leak was top methane release in US history

LOS ANGELES — A natural gas leak that sickened Los Angeles residents…

In this Jan. 16, 2016, file photo, protesters wearing gas masks, attend a hearing over a gas leak at the southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
In this  Feb. 18 file photo, SoCalGas Chief Executive Officer Dennis Arreola, second from right at podium, takes questions from the media during the announcement that the Porter Ranch gas leak has been permanently sealed during a news conference in Chatsworth.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Gas facility that had blowout will have to play by new rules

LOS ANGELES — The gas storage facility that spewed methane uncontrollably for…

In this  Feb. 18 file photo, SoCalGas Chief Executive Officer Dennis Arreola, second from right at podium, takes questions from the media during the announcement that the Porter Ranch gas leak has been permanently sealed during a news conference in Chatsworth.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
This Dec. 17, 2016 photo provided by Earthworks shows an overhead aerial view of the relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility above the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles. (Pete Dronkers/Earthworks via AP)

Lawmakers consider moratorium on gas operations after leak

SACRAMENTO — A bill to extend a moratorium on operations at the…

This Dec. 17, 2016 photo provided by Earthworks shows an overhead aerial view of the relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility above the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles. (Pete Dronkers/Earthworks via AP)
SoCalGas CEO Dennis Arriola takes questions from the media Thursday during the announcement that the Porter Ranch gas leak has been permanently sealed during a news conference in Chatsworth. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California declares massive natural gas leak sealed

LOS ANGELES — A blowout at a natural gas well that spewed…

SoCalGas CEO Dennis Arriola takes questions from the media Thursday during the announcement that the Porter Ranch gas leak has been permanently sealed during a news conference in Chatsworth. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
In this Dec. 9, 2015, pool file photo, crews work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility above the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles. (Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

Residents displaced by gas leak get more time to return

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles residents displaced by a massive, 15-week natural…

In this Dec. 9, 2015, pool file photo, crews work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility above the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles. (Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

Gas leak briefly closes 19th Avenue

Two office buildings on 19th Avenue were evacuated as a precaution Friday…

Chief Physician Cyrus Rangan director of the county Bureau of Toxicology & Environmental Assessment, right, with Angelo Bellomo, deputy director for Health Protection Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, left, speaks as they join other health and county fire officials during a news conference on the Aliso Canyon storage facility gas leak. Hundreds of residents near the Porter Ranch gas leak have reported health problems but levels of the carcinogen benzene in the area are still too low to be considered a long-term health risk, county public health officials said today. (Richard Vogel/AP)

Gas blowout near LA happened in old well regulated by old rules

LOS ANGELES — The utility that owns a natural gas well that…

Chief Physician Cyrus Rangan director of the county Bureau of Toxicology & Environmental Assessment, right, with Angelo Bellomo, deputy director for Health Protection Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, left, speaks as they join other health and county fire officials during a news conference on the Aliso Canyon storage facility gas leak. Hundreds of residents near the Porter Ranch gas leak have reported health problems but levels of the carcinogen benzene in the area are still too low to be considered a long-term health risk, county public health officials said today. (Richard Vogel/AP)
In this file photo, a sign declares the boundary line of the Southern California Gas Co. gas fields where a gas well has been leaking methane daily near the community of Porter Ranch in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)

Utility understated levels of cancer-causing chemical

LOS ANGELES — The utility whose leaking natural gas well has driven…

In this file photo, a sign declares the boundary line of the Southern California Gas Co. gas fields where a gas well has been leaking methane daily near the community of Porter Ranch in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)
This photo shows a neighborhood in the upscale community of Porter Ranch a section of Los Angeles where residents have moved out because of a natural gas leak from a Southern California Gas Co. storage facility located nearby. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)

Massive gas leak spurs legislation to avert future disasters

LOS ANGELES — California lawmakers proposed stronger regulations Monday to prevent a…

This photo shows a neighborhood in the upscale community of Porter Ranch a section of Los Angeles where residents have moved out because of a natural gas leak from a Southern California Gas Co. storage facility located nearby. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)
SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to safely stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility's Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)

California governor declares gas leak a state of emergency

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency…

SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to safely stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility's Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA gas leak in Lower Pacific Heights Thursday morning has been stopped

Lower Pac Heights gas leak stopped, repairs to be completed this afternoon

View Larger Map A gas leak in San Francisco's Lower Pacific Heights…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA gas leak in Lower Pacific Heights Thursday morning has been stopped
AP Photo/Jeremy SailingFirefighters work the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York

2 NYC buildings collapse, 2 dead, others missing

A thunderous explosion flattened two East Harlem apartment buildings Wednesday as utility…

AP Photo/Jeremy SailingFirefighters work the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York

Gas leak in SoMa prompts evacuations, snarls traffic

A gas leak in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood has prompted…