Gas leak reported at Parkway Plaza mall in El Cajon; Walmart store evacuated

Posted at 9:06 AM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 12:57:15-05

EL CAJON (Calif, (KGTV) - A gas leak outside of Parkway Plaza mall in El Cajon forced the evacuation of a Walmart store at the shopping center.

The leak was reported shortly before 8:30 a.m. outside of west end of the mall on 605 Fletcher Parkway, according to authorities.

Mall officials said a construction crew working in the parking lot struck a one-inch gas line, causing a leak.

Mall officials and responding El Cajon police officers, evacuated customers and employees from the Walmart store and the west side of the shopping center as a precaution.

A San Diego Gas & Electric crew is working to repair the severed gas line, 10News learned.

The mall is expected to open at its normally scheduled 10 a.m. time, officials said.