Pacifica Police and the North County Fire Authority received reports of a gas smell in the Linda Mar area on Thursday, said Cap. Daniel Steidle of the Pacifica Police Department.
San Mateo County emergency officials sent out an alert at approximately 1:15 p.m. Thursday about the smell, which was from routine PG&E maintenance and nothing to be alarmed about, according to the SMC report.
According to Steidle, there was some sort of controlled gas venting that took place in Millbrae by PG&E.
"We were told the air current caused the smell to travel toward Pacifica," he said. "This was routine and there was no danger."
The Pacifica Police received this information third hand, explained Steidle. Their command staff was in contact with the North County Fire Authority, who obtained the information from PG&E.
Routine PG&E maintenance has caused a gas smell in Pacifica Thursday, according to San Mateo County emergency officials.
The Pacifica Fire Department was monitoring the situation, and there was no danger of fire or an explosion, emergency officials said.
If the smell is very strong or if you hear hissing, call 911.
Pacifica Patch will update this story as more details become available.