Buena Park Downtown Mall Reopened: Update

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Mall shoppers have been evacuated and those heading to Buena Park Downtown are being told to stay away due to a natural-gas leak.

Crews working just outside the shopping center at 8308 On The Mall apparently struck an underground pipe on accident about an hour and a half ago.

No injuries have been reported.

This post will be updated as more details become available.

UPDATE, NOV. 13, 12:49 A.M.: The mall has reopened, according to fire officials.

About 250-300 workers in 50 stores were safely moved out of the mall during the evacuation, according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi.

The leak was caused by contractors working on a new Smashburger restaurant at the mall accidentally severing a large gas line, Concialdi told City News Service.

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13 comments
Salsero
Salsero

Does Kassy know how to read?

Diana Brito Gonzalez
Diana Brito Gonzalez

Gosh I hope all is okay. I used to work there. it is a pretty dead mall but there are always the regulars, seniors, ppl from Hope.. so i hope they are okay :/

Anthony Garcia
Anthony Garcia

” Smashburger ... at the mall accidentally severing a large gas line...” The irony of that statement.

Larry C Johnson
Larry C Johnson

The last time I was there it looked like it had been evacuated as well.

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

The mall has reopened, according to fire officials.

Gabriel Torres
Gabriel Torres

There were costumers at the mall? Oh wait the 24 and Wal-Mart keep that place alive

Igmar Rodas
Igmar Rodas

Another Scare Tactic By Rouge Police, Check the Pittsburg News for another incident being Broadcasted, by the Mainstream Media

Aja Ruiz
Aja Ruiz

Kassy Martinez how about you read the article

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