King Soopers distribution facility evacuated for ammonia leak


A King Soopers distribution center was evacuated for an ammonia leak on Monday, May 15, 2017.

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DENVER -- A King Soopers meat distribution facility was evacuated early Monday morning because of an ammonia leak, the Denver Fire Department said.

The incident happened at 65 Yuma St. in west Denver. No injuries were reported.

An alarm was triggered just before 4 a.m. where the ammonia was leaking into a freezer, officials said.

Hazardous materials crews were called to the scene and several workers were outside the facility.

Denver Fire said it was an isolated incident and hazardous materials crews checked the entire building before allowing workers back in about 6:45 a.m.

The cause of the leak was under investigation.

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