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Gas leak prompts Costco evacuation

By Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
Published On: Feb 11 2013 06:17:18 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 11 2013 09:17:59 PM CST

According to Santa Barbara County Fire the Goleta Costco was evacuated due to a compressor gas leak.

GOLETA, Calif. -

According to Santa Barbara County Fire the Goleta Costco was evacuated due to a compressor gas leak.

Firefighters said the power is out inside the store and they do not believe food quality will be affected by this incident.

By 6:20 p.m. the building was successfully ventilated.

Costco's website indicates they are scheduled to close at 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The incident happened around 4:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon and the cause of the leak is unknown.

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