Costco Evacuated

UPDATE:

KAILUA-KONA — The all-clear was given at Costco in Kailua-Kona Wednesday after a brief emergency inspection.

The store was evacuated around 9:20 a.m. because of a possible hazardous materials situation. It doesn’t open to the public until 10 a.m. normally.

 A Hawaii Fire Department official said initial reports indicated there was a possible Freon leak.

Company 21, which houses the department’s hazardous materials company, tested the air and declared the scene safe about 9:40 a.m.

 

KAILUA-KONA — The Costco in Kailua-Kona has been evacuated because of a possible hazardous materials situation.

The incident was reported about 9:20 a.m., before the store opened to customers at 10 a.m. Fire rescue personnel are on the scene on Mauai Street.

 A Hawaii Fire Department official said initial reports indicated there was a Freon leak. Company 21, which houses the department’s hazardous materials company, will test the air and ventilate the building as needed.

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