Gas leak causes school evacuation

Photo By: Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Photo Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

The Santa Clara County Fire Department evacuated Union Presbyterian Church in Los Altos Dec. 12 after reports of a natural-gas leak. Santa Clara County Fire Chief Kenneth Kehmna said responders immediately evacuated the church campus, left, which includes a private preschool and elementary school. PG&E crews on the scene isolated the source of the leak to a kitchen stove and capped it. Some of the schoolchildren experienced headaches and nausea as a result of the leak. Four students were taken by ambulance to a local hospital as a “purely precautionary” measure.

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