Major Gas Line Fire Closes Grant Street in Concord

According to the Concord Police Department, a major gas line fire has closed Grant Street at Frederick Street in Concord, California.

The department said in a tweet that a construction crew had hit a gas line, igniting a blaze. Fire vehicles appeared to be on the scene, and large flames were visible above construction equipment in a photo posted by the department.

The Concord Fire Department and Concord Police were both reportedly on the scene.

The roadway will likely remain closed for several hours. The Concord police department said: “Roadway will remained closed for several hours while PG&E works to cap the gas line. Electricity has been shut off in the area. No structures are threatened, no evacuations are needed and the fire is contained to the roadway and a piece of construction equipment.”

It was not immediately clear if any injuries were sustained in the fire.

Update 11/18: The Concord Fire Department confirms that the fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported.

“Con Fire has extinguished a gas-line-break fire in 2700 block of Grant St. following shut off of gas flow by PG&E & City of Concord. No structures were threatened & no evacuations ordered. No injuries reported. Expect road closures in vicinity.”

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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