Giant boulder slams into Alpine 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.

Large boulder smashes into corner of business in Alpine.

Large boulder smashes into corner of business in Alpine.

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.

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