Former Kmart Building Evacuated for Gas Leak

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Former Kmart Building Evacuated for Gas Leak
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By edhat staff

A gas leak in the former KMart building in the 6800 block of Hollister Ave in Goleta prompted evacuations Tuesday morning.

At 10:36 am Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to 6865 Hollister Ave where construction crews on scene reported a ruptured gas line that was actively leaking gas.

The building was evacuated and all nearby buildings were advised to shelter in place. The SoCal Gas Company is en route to shut off the gas line.

There are no reported injuries and the cause of the leak is under investigation.

The building is currently being renovated to become a new Target store location.

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a-1566747335 Aug 07, 2019 07:40 AM
Former Kmart Building Evacuated for Gas Leak

For all of you saying it was Tierra, it wasn't their fault. The gas company marked the gas lines wrong, so don't be so quick to bash them if you don't know the full scoop.

a-1566747335 Aug 07, 2019 11:36 AM
Former Kmart Building Evacuated for Gas Leak

People do make mistakes, so who knows if it was USA services with the markings or the Tierra guy running the backhoe? It will be sorted out for sure and the fire dept, et al will invoice appropriately.

a-1566747335 Aug 07, 2019 11:36 AM
Former Kmart Building Evacuated for Gas Leak

People do make mistakes, so who knows if it was USA services with the markings or the Tierra guy running the backhoe? It will be sorted out for sure and the fire dept, et al will invoice appropriately.

a-1566747335 Aug 07, 2019 11:36 AM
Former Kmart Building Evacuated for Gas Leak

People do make mistakes, so who knows if it was USA services with the markings or the Tierra guy running the backhoe? It will be sorted out for sure and the fire dept, et al will invoice appropriately.

tagdes Aug 06, 2019 06:31 PM
Former Kmart Building Evacuated for Gas Leak

I'd bet ..not Tierra. Unless things have changed permits are not issued or work allowed to begin until USA ( underground service alert ) has not only been notified but marked the utilities. If otherwise here, the County would be as much to blame. I've had more than one job where the utility was not installed at the required depth in the first place. Usually once the pavement is removed they pot hole by hand to verify the lines. USA can only give the location. Not knowing the details here I wouldn't jumping in to blame Tierra, though it could be their fault, as they and Lash are the best contractors I oversaw in 30 years of construction. supervision.

a-1566747335 Aug 06, 2019 02:47 PM
Former Kmart Building Evacuated for Gas Leak

I'm not casting stones...I've cut the incoming gas line at my home doing landscaping. The Gas Company guy came out and patched it up. Cost me $475, so can't imagine what this will cost.

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