Gas leak in residential area near Morgan Hill forces evacuations


Photo by Lauren Hernández

In this photo taken on February 18, 2020, people walk behind a Pacific Gas and Electric truck parked in San Francisco.

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A natural gas leak near Morgan Hill prompted evacuations in a residential area Thursday evening, authorities said.

Evacuations were underway in the Stonebridge Drive and Stonebridge Court area shortly after 8 p.m., Cal Fire’s Santa Clara unit said.

Shortly after 10:15 p.m., Cal Fire said staff at Pacific Gas & Electric Co. stopped the leak.

Firefighters were due to be released soon after, Cal Fire officials said.

Lauren Hernández is a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @ByLHernandez



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