UNIVERSAL CITY (CBS) — Hundreds of people were evacuated Wednesday after a chemical leak was detected in an office building located at the Universal Studios complex.
An estimated 400 people from nearly all floors of the 15-story building that houses the studio’s executive offices in the 3900 block of Lankershim Boulevard were cleared out, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Don Kumitomi.READ MORE: Southern California Real Estate Market Cools Off In Fall
Firefighters responded to initial reports of a possible refrigerant leak.READ MORE: 'If You Don't Get Vaccinated, Don't Visit': Mayor Of West Hollywood Calls For Proof Of Vaccination For Business Entry
“The initial reports stated that the smell of chlorine was coming from a sub-basement chiller room area, which is a unit that helps with the HVAC system,” Kumitomi told KNX 1070.
He added the chemicals are static, which means there is no gas flowing around and there is no cloud.MORE NEWS: One Killed, Four Injured In El Monte Shooting
No injuries have been reported.