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Bad For Business: Shaw Avenue Gas Leak

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FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

Dozens of businesses on east Shaw Avenue were believed to be in harms way due to Friday morning's gas leak, so P.G.& E. shut off their power.  The day long shut down impacted businesses between First and Sixth streets.

Shaw Avenue was a ghost town all day long.  Gas was still leaking from a six inch steel pipe at the accident site, so most nearby businesses were evacuated.  Central California Blood Center on east Shaw is normally open between 8 and 6 on Friday's but due to Friday's power outage it was closed.

conditions were less than ideal for Laura Rios at Fox Company Management.  "I had to park about a block away and walk to work.   We're actually working in the dark right now until they come and ask us to vacate the property.   It's been a little bit of a headache with the fumes and such."

The big concern down the stretch of Shaw was fear of an explosion.   Fresno fire said the flip of a light switch or a car backfiring could set it off.   P.G & E. crews closely monitored gas levels all day on the south side of Shaw near the leak.  "So we're a long way from any kind of danger."

Atazz Technical Services of Sacramento which P.G.&E. says was operating without a permit and is responsible for the gas leak now faces a hefty tab. Fresno Fire says its bill for services is at least 30–thousand dollars.  P.G.& E. and impacted businesses along Shaw are also in line for damages.

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