LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Jan. 6, 2016 shows a warning sign which reads "LAPD in the area please" near the Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Facility at the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles, California, the United States. California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in a Los Angeles neighborhood after a massive gas leak has forced thousands of residents to relocate over past months. Methane leak was discovered on Oct. 23, 2015, at a well in Aliso Canyon, the site of a natural gas storage facility, just outside the Los Angeles neighborhood of Porter Ranch. (Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong)
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Wednesday declared the gas leak in Porter Ranch a state of emergency.
The massive gas leak, which was discovered on Oct. 23, 2015, at a well used for gas storage in Aliso Canyon, has forced thousands of local residents to evacuate from the small town about 30 miles from Los Angeles. Full story