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Natural gas odor prompts evacuations in Glendale

Approximate location of evacuations along North Brand Vouleavard and the City Hall Complex on Broadway and Isabel Street shown in red

The odor of natural gas wafting across central Glendale prompted multiple evacuations Wednesday morning as firefighters worked to determine the source.

The Glendale Police Department and City Hall complex, as well as the Los Angeles County Superior Courthouse on Broadway were temporarily evacuated as a precaution.

Reports of a "strong odor" of natural gas were reported Wednesday morning from the 200 to 800 blocks of North Brand Boulevard, and east to the City Hall complex on Broadway and Isabel Street, city spokesman Tom Lorenz said, adding that there was no immediate danger.

"It's not uncommon for odors to be carried in the air," he said.

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-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

Map: Approximate location of evacuations along North Brand Bouleavard, and the City Hall complex on Broadway and Isabel Street, shown in red. Credit: Google Maps

 
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