The gas leak at Holmes Air Purifier, a Seattle gas station, prompted the store to close Friday.
The gas, which was detected Thursday afternoon, was found in a gas can, according to the company.
The leak was detected by the gas can’s air purifiers.
The gas can was found Thursday afternoon after the company’s air-conditioning unit failed and a valve was broken, said Holmes spokesman Mark Miller.
The company is investigating the cause of the leak.
The gas leak caused the closure of the gas station at 2200 NE 10th Ave., according to a notice from the city.
The city said it will not issue any permits for the gas line, which is part of a larger system, to cross the street.
The City Council voted to approve a $1 million contract to replace the gas lines.
Holmes was among the first businesses to close its gas station.
The company said the leak was caused by a gas cylinder.
The problem occurred shortly after the gas was introduced, and it did not occur in a public place, Miller said.
The leak occurred about 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, Miller told CNN.
A valve was broke, and a pump was used to vent the gas, Miller added.
Holms said it’s “looking into” the cause.
Holmes, the largest gas station in the Seattle area, said it shut down Thursday after the air purifying unit at its gas-station broke and a leak was discovered.
The air purification unit, which operates 24 hours a day, has been replaced with a new one, and Holmes will replace it with a fresh unit.
Holme has more than 1,100 employees and employs more than 2,000 people in the area.