Downtown Fresno Gas Leak Forces Evacuations

The Hotel Californian near the old Gottschalks building

Construction crews caused a gas leak at the old Gottschalks building on the Fulton Mall Wednesday morning.

Crews were inside the building doing demolition work when a concrete block wall fell on a 2" gas line.

Workers were evacuated from nearby offices as a safety precaution.

The leak was repaired and the mall was reopened.

There were no injuries.