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.

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The Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed to CBS2 that two people were transported to area hospitals. Their conditions were not immediately known.

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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.

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No further information was immediately available.