KAILUA-KONA — The all-clear was given at Costco in Kailua-Kona Wednesday after a brief emergency inspection.
The store was evacuated around 9:20 a.m. because of a possible hazardous materials situation. It doesn’t open to the public until 10 a.m. normally.
A Hawaii Fire Department official said initial reports indicated there was a possible Freon leak.
Company 21, which houses the department’s hazardous materials company, tested the air and declared the scene safe about 9:40 a.m.