‘Major’ Gas Leak on USC Campus Prompts Evacuation of Business Building

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A gas leak at a construction site on the USC campus triggered the evacuation of a building on April 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

A gas leak at a construction site on the USC campus briefly triggered the evacuation of a business building Monday morning, officials said.

The gas leak was reported just after 7:20 a.m. near the building in the 3700 block of South Vermont Avenue, said Amy Bastman, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. USC officials said the gas leak was on the main campus.

Construction workers asked people inside the seven-story building to evacuate, Bastman said. The evacuation was “calm and orderly,” she said.

By 9:21 a.m., the gas leak was stopped and the evacuation ended, officials said.

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