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Natural gas leak forces businesses to evacuate in Goleta

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GOLETA, Calif. - The Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to reports of a natural gas leak by the CVS Pharmacy store in the area of Calle Real and Encina lane.

Firefighters responded to the call around 11:09 p.m.

The first engine on scene reported a heavy smell of natural gas. It was not immediately clear where the source of the smell was, but there was construction happening in the area.

There is a hard street closure on Calle Real between Kingston avenue and Encina lane.

No injuries were immediately reported, and utility companies were called in to stop the flow of natural gas.

This is a developing story and will be updated with information as it becomes available.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Barbara - South County

Sarah Maugaotega

Sarah Maugaotega is a producer at KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.

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