Incident at Fontaine

I want to say at the outset that I am not a licensed geologist, only a writer with a degree in the field. But when I read in today’s paper about a ruptured gas line in East Oakland that started a fire at the intersection of Golf Links Road and Fontaine Street on Tuesday, this was the first thing that came to mind: the Hayward fault. The intersection in question is just to the right of the word “Viejo.”

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Perhaps those of you who accompanied me last year on a tour of the Hayward fault in this area thought the same thing.

The paper reported, “An investigation into what caused the fire was underway Tuesday and could take several days to complete, according to PG&E.” Let’s keep an eye out on what they report.

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2 Responses to “Incident at Fontaine”

  1. Oakland Daily Photo Says:

    You’d think that any line that lies along or across the fault line would be inspected frequently.

  2. withak30 Says:

    When it comes to PG&E and pipelines, plain old incompetence is a lot more likely I think.

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