Hazmat Crews Respond to Gas Leak at Storage Facility in Playa Del Rey

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Hazardous materials crews responded to a natural gas leak Monday at a storage facility in Playa del Rey, authorities said.


Los Angeles firefighters respond to a natural gas leak, Playa Del Rey, Feb. 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The leak was reported around 12:30 a.m. at a natural gas storage well located at 8100 Falmouth Avenue, according to Southern California Gas Company spokesperson Trisha Nuse.

Video from the scene showed the Los Angeles Fire Department responding along with gas company workers.

The Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad was also called in to assess the situation.

The gas was turned off at 3:50 a.m., and no one was injured, Nuse said.

A preliminary investigation indicated the gas leak was caused by vandalism, officials said.

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