Cargo ship evacuated on LA Harbor for gas leak investigation

LOS ANGELES

The investigation began just before 2 p.m. in the 700 block of East New Dock Street at Henry Ford Avenue, according to Matt Spence of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Hazmat and 25 fire fighters were on-scene as the investigation was conducted.

A large container was found with an unknown gas emanating from it aboard the vessel, Spence said. The ship was evacuated as a precautionary measure. There were no initial reports of injuries.

Port authority officials assisted with removing other containers in the area.

DEVELOPING: We will add more details to this report as they become available.

The City News Service contributed to this report.

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