Update, 4:15 p.m.: The hazmat situation is over and the store is open for shopping.
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Customers and employees evacuated a City Heights grocery store Friday due to a refrigerant leak.
The problem was first reported about 1 p.m. at the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market at 4360 54th St., fire crews on the scene told 10News.
18 people were in the store and left safely, officials said.
A hazardous materials team responded to the store and hooked up fans to blow the refrigerant fumes from the area.
Firefighters said San Diego County health officials will determine if the food in the store is safe.