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Gas leak at Valley Plaza Mall was false alarm

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Posted at 9:39 AM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-23 13:25:07-04

23ABC News received reports of a gas leak at the Valley Plaza Mall Saturday morning.

At about 9:20 a.m. PG&E received a call from the Bakersfield Fire Department about the smell of gas at the mall.

A viewer who was at the mall sent in photos of shoppers standing outside as PG&E officials worked to determine the validity of the leak.

One employee said that they smelled a faint lingering of gas.

PG&E officials had a service rep at the mall by about 9:40 a.m. and the food court was evacuated.

At about 9:45 a.m., an employee of Red Robin restaurant said that shoppers and employees were let back in.