Ammonia Leak Forces Packing Plant Evacuation

By Jamie Leary

DENVER (CBS4)– An ammonia leak forced the evacuation of a King Soopers corporate meat packing warehouse early Monday morning.

Firefighters from Denver rushed to the plant at 85 Yuma Street just before 4 a.m.

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Firefighters invetigated an ammonia leak at the packing plant (credit: CBS)

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Copter4 flew over the packing plant (credit: CBS)

The alarm sounded, alerting employees of the leak. Everyone evacuated safely while hazardous materials teams searched for the source of the leak.

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(credit: CBS)

No one was injured. Employees were allowed to return to work less than an hour later. Fire investigators say a leaky valve connected to the AC unit was to blame.

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(credit: CBS)

Crews were able to stop the flow and everyone inside returned to work by 7 a.m. King Soopers said there was no impact to the meat.

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Copter4 flew over the source of the ammonia leak at the packing plant (credit: CBS)

Jamie Leary joined the CBS4 team in 2015. She is currently the morning show reporter, which means she is always on the go, covering a wide variety of breaking local news and important local events. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter @JamieALeary.

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