A San Francisco Whole Foods Market was evacuated this afternoon because of refrigeration unit that was leaking gas, a fire department employee said.

The leak was reported at 2:04 p.m. at the Whole Foods at 1765 California St. Fire crews arrived a short time later and capped the leak.

Two people were medically evaluated at the scene, but no one was taken to a hospital, the employee said.
The refrigerator appeared to have leaked a Freon gas, she said.

As of 3:25 p.m., the department’s hazardous materials unit remained at the site of the incident.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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  • Jeffery Mercentuar

    Who writes this stuff? “The refrigerator appeared to have leaked a Freon gas, she said.” No quotes around what she said, and “leaked a freon gas” is not proper English. Does someone get paid for this? I was on the newspaper club in high school and I have many award winning essays, I would love to write for a newspaper again…I know I’d do a better job than this Sasha Lekach girl.

  • Jeffery Mercentuar

    Who writes this stuff? “The refrigerator appeared to have leaked a Freon gas, she said.” No quotes around what she said, and “leaked a freon gas” is not proper English. Does someone get paid for this? I was on the newspaper club in high school and I have many award winning essays, I would love to write for a newspaper again…I know I’d do a better job than this Sasha Lekach girl.