SAN FRANCISCO -- Crews reopened Turk Street near the Federal Building after a gas leak occurred outside the building Tuesday morning, fire officials said.

The leak was reported at 10:25 a.m. after someone noticed a gas odor around the building located at Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street, a fire dispatcher said. It was later discovered to be coming from a pipe outside the building.

The street was shut down for about an hour-and-a half following the leak.

Utility workers from PG&E picked up elevated readings of gas in the basement and learned a pipe was leaking outside, said Jason King, spokesman for the company.

"At this point the utility company is not sure what caused the leaky line," he said. "It (the line) belongs to the federal building so we'll leave the gas service off until they complete repairs on the line."

Fire officials initially stated the leak caused officials to evacuate the Federal Building, but later said the structure was not evacuated.

No injuries were reported.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.



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