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BFD: Gas leak at Hoffmann Hospice capped

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 14:19:12-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (UPDATE 11:17 a.m. June 13, 2019): Bakersfield Fire Department officials said the gas leak has been capped.

UPDATE: Bakersfield Fire Officials said there are no injuries reported and people have been moved to a safer area inside the Hoffmann Hospice facility.

Bakersfield Fire Department originally told 23ABC News that evacuations were underway at Hoffman Hospice on Buena Vista Road in Southwest Bakersfield due to a gas leak. However, officials said 35 patients were simply moved to a different part of the building as a precautionary measure.

According to the City of Bakersfield Fire Department, SoCal Gas is on-scene to repair the leak.

This is a developing story. We will update you as more information becomes available.