The Kern County Fire Department, in conjunction with Kern County Environmental Health, Arvin Police Department, Arvin Animal Control, Petro Capital Resources and Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez have issued a mandatory evacuation for eight residential homes in Arvin on the evening of Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

High levels of flammable gas were detected inside homes, and residents were advised to evacuate. The evacuation is a precautionary action to protect residents from a potential explosive atmosphere, due to a leaking petroleum gas line. Petro Capital Resources has identified the source of the release and will be working to remediate the hazardous atmosphere in and around the homes.