Smell of gas at Walgreens prompts firefighter response

Los Angeles County Fire Department officials respond to reports of a gas leak at Walgreens on Monday, June 8, 2020. Bobby Block/The Signal

The smell of gas in the Valencia Walgreens prompted the evacuation of the store as a precaution Monday afternoon.

Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded to investigate an odor at Walgreens on the 23900 block of Newhall Ranch Road in a commercial strip mall just before 12:30 p.m., according to Supervisor Henry Narvaez.

“Reports said there was a smell of gas in the stockroom,” Narvaez said. 

Units on the scene said that they are investigating and trying to isolate the odor, Narvaez added at 12:45 p.m. 

L.A. County Fire Engine 75 reported they would stay on the scene until the gas company arrived, and the incident was cleared around 1:30 p.m., added Supervisor Austin Bennett.

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