Evacuations have been ordered in Downey, California, as firefighters work to contain a gas leak, KTLA5 reports.
"The Downey Fire department along with the Downey Police Department are currently on scene of a natural gas leak on the corner of Stewart & Gray Rd. and Rives Ave," the Downey Fire Department posted on Facebook. "Evacuations were only ordered for anyone within a 300-feet radius, but an emergency alert was sent to cellphones as far away as Hollywood. The public was asked to avoid the area."
So, the City of Downey just sent a wireless emergency alert to all of LA County for a gas leak... #emgtwitter… https://t.co/CiTDXretLU— Jennifer Lazo (@Jennifer Lazo)1619120387.0