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Breaking: Explosion at underground vault in Oakland, CA

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Top news coming in to a chilly San Francisco today is about an underground vault that has exploded in Oakland.

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Oakland is across the bay from San Francisco and this is a breaking news story. The vault that exploded into flames on Tuesday belonged to PG&E. There have now been evacuations in the surrounding areas, say officials to KTVU Channel 2 News.

"Oh no, this sounds like another San Bruno explosion to me," says San Francisco resident, Katie Adler.

This suspicion is not unwarranted as officials have told news crews that a gas line may, indeed, have ruptured at the area close to Golf Links Road and Fontaine in Oakland.

More information will be forthcoming as news comes in.
Source: KTVU

This story is similar to a previous breaking news story where a Delta Airlines caught fire. The plane had to jettison fuel to land safely. It was a horrific experience when passengers saw that the wing of the plane was on fire.

See that story here: Breaking News: US plane emergency landing, wing on fire

See too this story on the San Bruno fire: San Bruno fire, crater can be seen (photo, video)

Some said the San Bruno fire could have been prevented: See Breaking News: PG&E could have prevented the San Bruno explosion

Feel free to comment on: Breaking News: US plane emergency landing, wing on fire

San Francisco residents can follow this and other top news stories at KTVU Channel 2 News. The news comes on in San Francisco at noon, 5pm, 6pm and 10pm.

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