Update (2:39 p.m.): PG&E tells us that contractors were "not implying safe digging practices" when they struck the pipeline.
"The fire dept evacuated approximately 14 homes," said Joe Molica, spokesman for PG&E."The gas line was shut off by 11:24 this morning. This just shows the absolute importance of contractors using safe digging practices."
Molica said he anticipates final repairs being made at 4:30 p.m. On the bright side, nobody's gas service was interrupted as a result of this.
Original Story (11:45 a.m.): Firefighters briefly evacuated a San Bruno neighborhood after a natural gas line ruptured this morning in the exact same spot where a main line exploded in 2010, which killed eight people and burned 38 homes.
PG&E tells reporters the rupture happened at about 10:45 a.m., when a contractor struck a 2-inch
plastic line that was installed last year at the intersection of Glenview Drive and Earl
Avenue. Residents were evacuated, according to news reports.
We put in a call to PG&E to get the details, and will update you when we find out more.
The rupture comes just a few days after PG&E explained to SF Weekly a vague advertisement claiming it had "lost its way," meaning the company had not done a great job at communicating with its customers leading up to the fatal explosion.