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Evacuations lifted following propane leak at Flying J truck stop

Flying J Truck Stop, Zachary Lane, Bakersfield
Flying J Truck Stop, Zachary Lane, Bakersfield
Posted at 10:04 AM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 17:29:05-04

Evacuations have been lifted following a propane leak at the Flying J truck stop on Zachary Ave., according to the Kern County Fire Department.

KCFD reported that a tank holding 20,000 gallons of propane began leaking around 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Crews quickly responded and identified fittings on the tank as the leak source. Repairs underway by a local propane company while firefighters monitor the scene.

Surrounding businesses were evacuated as a precaution.

This is a developing story. More information as it becomes available.