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Ruptured gas line leads to lockdown at Bakersfield Heart Hospital

Posted at 12:23 PM, Mar 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-30 15:37:38-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A ruptured gas line lead to the lockdown of Bakersfield Heart Hospital Saturday morning.

According to the Kern County Fire Department, around 10:50 a.m., KCFD recieved reports of a broken gas line in the parking lot of the Bakersfield Heart Hospital. When crews arrived, they discovered that a 3-inch gas line had been ruptured due to construction.

KCFD says crews isolated the parking lot, and PG&E and Kern Evironmental Health were called out.

KCFD says the CCMC Central Cardiology Building next to Bakersfield Heart Hospital was evacuated, Bakersfield Heart Hospital's Emergency Room (ER) was closed, and the entire hosptial was told to shelter in place.

PG&E was able to shut down the gas line.

KCFD says there were no injuries. Both buildings have been reopened.