PG&E received a report of a gas leak on 7th and Gilman streets early Thursday evening.
PG&E spokesperson Karly Hernandez said PG&E received a call about 5:02 p.m. A third-party contractor hit a two-inch plastic service line while digging, causing a gas leak. Hernandez added that the gas leak had been stopped by about 6:03 p.m and that PG&E crews were currently en route to make necessary fixes.
Berkeley Fire Department set up an an evacuation area for nearby residents, according to Hernandez.
Hernandez said PG&E wanted to remind members of the public and contractors to call 811 before digging to prevent gas leaks and power outages to help protect the public community.