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Update: Gas Odor Reported in Pacifica

Update 12/12/13 9 p.m.:

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.

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Original post 12/12/13 1:30 p.m.:

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.
dot bolton December 12, 2013 at 04:59 PM
It would have been nice if you told us what part of Pacifica?
Kathy Sampson December 12, 2013 at 05:21 PM
I agree with Dot. Tired of vague posts.
dot bolton December 12, 2013 at 05:24 PM
it is only 2:24 pm, where is this post coming from as it says 5:21pm on the last posting? just wondering. . . .
Imelda Hernandez December 12, 2013 at 05:30 PM
Since when did headlines become complete stories??? Not helpful at all!
juliere59 December 12, 2013 at 06:20 PM
I am with Dot Bolton. Some of us are at work, and would like to know what part of Pacifica reported the gas odor. Or would you rather we flood the already busy PD and FD with our calls because you can't bother to write which part of town??
Ryan December 12, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Get it together Laura Dudnick!!!
Trish da Dish December 12, 2013 at 07:13 PM
I live on Rosita & it was very strong at 8:30am. This explains the gas smell I noticed this morning.
Tasha Vela December 12, 2013 at 07:24 PM
Trish, I live on Rosita too. I didn't smell it this am, but neighbors did and we would all love to know the cause.
Alyssa Negrette December 13, 2013 at 09:16 AM
It would've been nice if they advised neighboring cities...and, what part of Ptown was affected. I didn't know my kids were evacuated from school until after I got home. No bueno, friends.
bigbanker December 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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Bill Fairmont December 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM
It was inside Granuccis's. Awsome pies but the gas.... whoa boy!
Bill Fairmont December 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Gratefully I live in Fairmont. All my utilities are underground. Lol. No unsightly wires.

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