Authorities have reopened Filbert Street between Steiner and Fillmore streets after it was evacuated for a couple of hours on Wednesday afternoon due to a gas leak that sprung after a car crashed into a building.
The gas leak started after a car crashed into a three-story apartment building at 2256 Filbert St. in the city's Union Street neighborhood, the San Francisco Fire Department said. The driver was uninjured and refused any medical treatment.
Firefighters say they responded to a report of a car crash at 3:44 p.m. and contacted PG&E at 3:47 p.m.
The block was evacuated within 10 minutes of first responders' arrival, officials said. The block reopened just after 5:30 p.m.
To shut off the leak, officials said PG&E had to tear up the road to access the gas main underground. There is no estimate from the city on when the road will be repaired.
PG&E was still on site by 6 p.m. and was contacted for comment.
The San Francisco Department of Building Inspection is working to determine whether the building the car crashed into is still structurally sound, officials said.
Correction: This article has been updated to reflect that the gas leak took place in the Union Street neighborhood, not Japantown as previously stated.