Gas Leaks Closes Ventura Store For 11 Hours

Thursday January 10, 2019

     A gas leak forced the closure of a Ventura supermarket for almost 12 hours Thursday.

   The incident began around 4:45 AM Thursday morning when Ventura City Fire responded to a hazardous materials incident at Ralph's on Victoria Avenue in Ventura.

   The store had been evacuated when firefighters arrived on the scene.

   What they found was a gas leak in the wall behind the fryer in the deli section of the store.

   The Gas Company and a plumber were called in and the store was closed while the problem was fixed.

    The store reopened around 4 PM Thursday.