HazMat Crews Respond To Ammonia Leak In Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — HazMat crews Monday responded to a cold storage facility after a strong smell of ammonia was reported, officials said.

The leak was discovered at 3 a.m. after an alarm was triggered at Long Beach Cold Storage and Logistics, 625 W. Anaheim Street, the Long Beach Fire Department said.

“They made entry and found a small leak,” LBFD spokesman Matt Dobberpuhl said.

Residents near the facility were told to stay indoors due to the smell. Streets around the building were closed, but no evacuations were ordered.

On Feb. 2, fire crews responded to the same business for an industrial ammonia leak that sprung from a 4,000-gallon tank.

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