Prince George Wal-Mart evacuated after bomb threat received

Wal-Mart evacuated

A suspected natural gas leak at the Prince George Wal-Mart prompted an evacuation of the store Friday morning.

Shortly after 10 a.m. Friday, shoppers and staff were told to leave the building immediately and were sent to a muster station in the store’s parking lot while an emergency crew from Fortis BC responded to the scene and it was determined the leak was coming from an appliance in the store.

"I can confirm that the smell was not natural gas, the odour was due to a faulty appliance at the building," said Fortis spokesperson Jas Baweja.

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