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San Francisco crash, gas leak shut down block near Marina

San Francisco firefighters responded to a gas leak caused by a car crashing into an apartment building at 2256 Filbert St. on Wednesday. | Source: Courtesy San Francisco Fire Department

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.

PG&E crews rushed to the scene of the crash to stop the gas leak. | Source: Courtesy San Francisco Fire Department

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.

Firefighters inspect the gas leak at 2256 Filbert St. | Source: Courtesy San Francisco Fire Department

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.

Firefighters teamed up with building inspectors to get Filbert Street open again after a two-hour closure. | Source: Courtesy San Francisco Fire Department

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.

Garrett Leahy can be reached at garrett@sfstandard.com