SF Fire Department Evacuate Neighborhood Due To Gas Leak

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Residents in the inner-Richmond neighborhood on Thursday afternoon were forced to evacuate their homes and businesses after a gas leak was discovered. 

Authorities for the San Francisco Fire Department on Thursday evacuated residents from buildings in the inner-Richmond neighborhood while searching for the source of a gas leak. The leak was later resolved around 7 p.m. 

Gas Leak

The gas leak was first reported to Pacific Gas and Electric around 2:30 p.m. It was not immediately clear who reported the leak, but reports said the call came after residents smelled natural gas odor. 

Fire officials later ordered the evacuations of everyone near 5th Avenue and Clement Street. The area was also closed off to traffic and pedentrians. 

At least one person suffered minor injuries from the incident, the firefighters said. It is unclear what caused the leak and how large it was.