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UPDATE: 11:36 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26 - PG&E has fixed a severed gas line that came from a one-inch plastic line connected to a home on the 6600 block of Lincoln Blvd, North of Palmero Rd, in Oroville, according to PG&E.
The gas leak was stopped at 11 a.m. and resulted in a home's evacuation and the neighbors on each side of the home. The residents were allowed to return to their homes, and PG&E crews are preparing to leave the scene.
According to PG&E, a contractor was using a mini-excavator to dig a trench in the front yard when they severed a gas line.
PG&E is working to determine if the contractors called 811 two business days before working, per safety guidelines for digging, to see if the gas line was properly marked before they were cut.
Firefighters are at scene of a gas leak in Palermo. A small excavator broke a gas line in a resident’s front yard. Three homes were evacuated because of the escaping gas. @PGE4Me has stopped the leak and all residents may return home. pic.twitter.com/AJuRumqTCr
— CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department (@CALFIRE_ButteCo) February 26, 2021
OROVILLE, Calif. – Cal Fire crews and PG&E are responding to a gas leak in the area of Lincoln Blvd in Oroville.
The immediate area has been evacuated, according to Cal Fire. PG&E is responding to the scene.
Action News Now has a reporter on the way.