Piazza's Market closed after refrigerant leak

October 29, 2010 3:09:44 PM PDT
Palo Alto firefighters shut down a grocery store this morning due to a refrigerant leak.

Firefighters responded at about 6:20 a.m. to a report of smoke at Piazza's Market, located at 3970 Middlefield Road.

They determined the smoke was caused by a refrigerant leak in the mechanical room in the back of the business, according to the fire department.

All occupants of the business were evacuated as a refrigerator technician worked to stop the leak.

Piazza's Market will remain closed until a health inspector deems it safe to reopen.

Neighboring businesses were not affected and no one was harmed, the fire department said.