Former Kmart Building Evacuated for Gas Leak
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.
Gas leak outside. C/T 1034. 6865 Hollister Ave. 2” gas line ruptured during construction work. No injuries. Old Kmart building evacuated while surrounding buildings are sheltered in place. Gas company en route. Call newsline for more info. pic.twitter.com/5ErUNIWZfi
— Daniel Bertucelli (@SBCFireInfo) August 6, 2019