Gas main fire forces evacuations in California

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Several homes near the Oakland hills in California have been evacuated because of an underground gas main fire.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. spokesman Jason King told KRON4-TV the utility received a report about a gas leak on Tuesday and found a 4-inch plastic gas main had ruptured.

Television news footage shows flames coming from below the roadway. The fire was near homes located several blocks from Interstate 580.

King did not have an estimate on when the fire would be out.

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Information from: KRON-TV.

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