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CAL FIRE and PG&E hold training drill on how firefighters respond to gas leak emergencies

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (KION-TV)- It was not your typical training drill on Tuesday morning.

CAL FIRE BEU and PG&E hosted a training drill in Pebble Beach to show how they respond to emergencies involving a gas leak from natural gas.

This can be caused from people digging out an underground power line.

"Unfortunately, the most common gas emergency that we see every day, that requires both a 911 fire response and a PG&E response is when homeowners or contractors damage underground lines while digging leading to gas leaks," PG&E Spokesperson Jason King said.

That is where safety drills come into play so both agencies know what steps to take when a situation like this occurs.

"Really it is a multitude," CAL FIRE Captain Curtis Rhodes said. "When you put all the drills together and it really allows us to have a streamlined process when we have to come out here and go into a unified command on some of these instances that we see on the Peninsula.”

Officals said if you plan to do any projects that involve digging in your yard to call 811 at least two days in advance so professionals can inspect and make sure you are not hitting underground lines.

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