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Gas leak evacuates strip mall in National City

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Posted at 12:52 PM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 17:32:22-05

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) - A National City strip mall is being evacuated Friday due to a gas leak.

The problem was reported about 12:30 p.m. at Grove Plaza on 2220 E. Plaza Blvd., near the Manila Seafood Oriental Market. The strip mall also contains Starbucks, Tapioca Express, T-Mobile, and other businesses.

Officials said a contractor working in the area broke a gas pipe, causing the leak. Firefighters plan to go business-to-business to check the air quality before allowing businesses to reopen.

No injuries were reported.