Press Releases

8/25/2014
News Release: City of Carmel Seeks Formal Investigation of PG&E Gas Explosion by California PUC

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea ("Carmel") today filed a formal request for an investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") into PG&E's gas pipeline explosion earlier this year inthe heart of the beloved Monterey Peninsula village.

5/6/2014
Special City Council Meeting on Carmel Gas Incident - May 6 2014

There will be a special City Council meeting on the Carmel Gas Incident, held May 6, 2014 at 3:30PM, in the Council Chambers on the East Side of Monte Verde Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues.  

After the meeting, you can find the agenda in the Agenda Archives available from the Government page.

Click here for details, agenda, and report.

3/6/2014
PG&E Contact Information

POINT OF CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS & CONCERNS ABOUT HOME EXPLOSION

At the request of the city, Denise Fink of PG&E is compiling all complaints, responding to them personally, and tracking for resolution.  You may contact her via phone or email:

Mobile phone:  408-510-9452

Email:  D1FL@pge.com

3/5/2014
Press release: Home Explosion in Carmel

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 4, 2013
Contact Information: Mike Calhoun, Public Safety Director
Phone & Email: 831-624-6403      mcalhoun@ci.carmel.ca.us

 

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME EXPLODES IN CARMEL, NO ONE HURT; AT MAYOR’S REQUEST, PG&E HALTS NON-EMERGENCY WORK
 

An explosion destroyed an unoccupied single-family home on the southwest corner of Guadalupe and 3rd in Carmel Monday morning, but fortunately there were no injures.

Police, fire emergency and ambulance units responding to the 11:17 a.m. blast quickly determined no one was in the residence at the time.  Wood and glass debris and remnants from the roof were spread throughout the immediate area.  Three nearby residences suffered damage.

PG&E crews were working on a main gas line immediately adjacent to the residence as the time of the explosion, but it is unknown if that work played a role in the explosion, said Mike Calhoun, Public Safety Director for Carmel.  

Damage to the nearby properties was minor and included broken windows. 


At the request of Carmel Mayor Jason Burnett, PG&E has stopped any similar non-emergency work in Carmel.

“It is a miracle that nobody was hurt, but this is a very serious incident,” said Mayor Burnett.  “We all want to see our homes and yards as safe and it is very troubling when something like this calls that safety into question.