The break occurred in a normal fuel line underneath the road. The leak developed “dynamic hearth conditions” in the location, fireplace officials claimed.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A broken all-natural fuel line erupted in flames in close proximity to a homeless encampment in South Sacramento, Monday morning.

The incident happened in close proximity to Mack Road and Tangerine Avenue, just to the southeast of the Meadowview spot, all over 8:45 a.m. In accordance to the Sacramento Fireplace Department, the crack transpired in a normal gas line underneath the highway. The leak created “dynamic hearth conditions” in the place, fire officers reported.

Crews with PG&E had been referred to as in to aid the hearth department in containing the fire and isolating the region. The leak was capped off and the flames extinguished just before 10 a.m.

There have been no studies of accidents associated with this fire and no evacuations had been made, officials stated.

“The result in of the fire was identified to be an individual digging up the floor to the level where our pipe was exposed and then lights a fireplace,” said PG&E spokesperson Megan McFarland.

Authorities did not say if they are hoping to find the person responsible.


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