In Concord, California, a Costco store was evacuated on March 25, 2012, after a potentially deadly refrigerant leak, reports KTVU.com.
The leak was detected around 11:10 a.m. when a noise was heard and a white haze began to pour into the building, the news source reports.
The Costco outlet was evacuated immediately, and hazardous materials teams were called to the scene.
The leaking gas was determined to be a dangerous refrigerant from the store’s mechanical refrigeration system, and town officials had to manage the leak quickly before it spread elsewhere.
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