HAWTHORNE (CBSLA.com) — A Costco Wholesale store in Hawthorne was temporarily evacuated following a freon leak.
The incident involving a refrigeration unit in the 14500 block of Hindry Avenue was reported Saturday afternoon.READ MORE: Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver After Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger
The Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed to CBS2 that two people were transported to area hospitals. Their conditions were not immediately known.READ MORE: Clippers Lose to Cavaliers 92-79
According to authorities, the leak was stopped as of 12:54 p.m. and the scene cleared by 2 p.m.
Customers have since been allowed back inside the store.MORE NEWS: Beverly Hills Police Department Accused Of Racial Profiling
No further information was immediately available.