Firefighters went the site of an old gas station near Jefferson Street and Imola Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to investigate a reported odor of a gas of unknown origin, according to the Napa Valley Fire Department.
This was not natural gas, Division Chief John Callanan said. A contractor treating the soil to get all the fuel from the site of the old gas station was at the scene, according to the Napa Fire Department.
Firefighters responded after a resident who lives at an apartment next to the former gas station reported smelling an odor coming from his carpet in his living room, according to Napa Fire Department. Using combustible gas indicators, firefighters detected the presence of unknown fumes in a crack in the floor of the living room and outside the apartment.
As of 5:15 p.m., the incident remained under investigation. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and Napa County’s environmental health also responded to the call.