High gas levels cause Columbia restaurant to temporarily close

1 year 5 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, May 23 2017 May 23, 2017 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:38:00 PM CDT May 23, 2017 in News
By: Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A restaurant was closed Tuesday after crews found high levels of natural gas.

Columbia fire crews responded to the Taj Mahal Restaurant on Walnut Street around 8:20 a.m. Ameren responded around the same time, the Columbia Fire Department said.

Adjacent businesses were evacuated and fire crews ventilated the space, the department said. 

Once air quality improved, fire crews and Ameren inspected all appliances and determined the gas was coming from kitchen appliances.

Fire crews issued a notice of fire code violation, the Columbia Fire Department said. 

 

 

 

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