Giant boulder slams into business

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ALPINE, Calif. — A boulder barreled down a steep hill and crashed into the corner of a business and ruptured a gas line in Alpine Sunday.

The boulder estimated to be about 10 feet in diameter crashed through the back corner of Alpine Equipment Rentals at 2100 Alpine Boulevard Sunday around 9 a.m. No one was in the family owned rental company’s business when the incident happened.

Heartland Fire Department was called at 9:22 a.m. about the ruptured gas line. Gas was turned off within 10 minutes.

The business, which rents a variety of items, including tables, chairs, tractors, large canopies and more, was closed Sunday.

It was not immediately known if the building was structurally safe.