ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — A busy Roseville intersection is reopened after an underground gas leak erupted in flames in the intersection of Cirby Way and Riverside Avenue on Tuesday night in Roseville.

Crews worked overnight and into the morning to cap the gas leak and repair the damaged roadway.  the intersection opened just after 9:00 Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when a four-inch gas line ruptured underneath the street and was ignited by a spark when a car drove over it.

A section of the roadway about 20 feet by 10 feet erupted in flames and burned for several hours. PG&E crews dug down 50 feet down on either side of the leak to cap the section off.

It’s actually the second time in a year the gas line has broken under the intersection. PG&E says the entire gas line is scheduled to be replaced.

“We understand that the pipeline that is in place here is in need of replacement so that’s exactly what we want to do,” said a PG&E spokesperson.

The spokesperson on scene was unable to tell CBS13 exactly when that replacement is scheduled.

Comments (11)
  1. Daisey D says:

    Nobody has been evacuated. We live within a block radius on Cirby Way and we have not been notified. In fact it was our neighbor that informed PG&E of leak after Fire Dept. and Police Dept. had been here for an hour. We are evacuating anyway. The agencies really need to talk to one another. Too many people’s lives at stake!

    1. fish guy says:

      Wow a little dramatic there news boy with your 4 mile evacuation and fire balls!!! Nobody is evacuated……………

      1. mydaddy says:

        people need to learn to read or watch a story, reporter said “quarter mile” not “4 mile” “Businesses” where told to evacuate so if you where sitting in your apartment and didn’t get a call to evacuate, that means you are not a business.

    2. you're safe says:

      BUSINESSES were told to evacuate due to the high pressure btu and natural gas that is used, also some of the local businesses like AM/PM, auto shops, carwash, dealerships, restaurants (they use high pressure gas) have flammable materials like petrol, oil, and other chemicals, otherwise residents were safe

  2. lushrimbaugh says:

    Didn’t this area have a gas leak about this time last year?

    1. jdno3 says:

      didn’t you read the whole article????

  3. Mreros says:

    I’m expecting a major gas leak pretty soon. Had a hearty Mexican dinner tonite.
    My Vesuvius is stirring!!

  4. jdno3 says:

    PG&E they blew up a neighborhood in south east bay now they are going to do it here in Roseville!!

    1. mydaddy says:

      Which one is it? East Bay or South Bay? its like saying West Sacramento Roseville

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