Gas Leak Causes Evacuation Of Cargo Ship In LA Harbor

LOS ANGELES (AP) —  Fire officials say a large cargo ship has been evacuated in Los Angeles harbor as firefighters work to find the source of a gas leak.

The incident began early Friday afternoon. Fire spokesman Matt Spence says the type of gas is unknown and may be coming from a container at the bottom of a stack of containers.

About 25 firefighters, wearing gas masks, are working to find the source of the gas by removing the containers piece by piece.

Spence says it remains unclear where the ship came from or what its haul is.

Spence says there’s no immediate cause for alarm or immediate indication of terror threat as firefighters investigate the situation.

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