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Ammonia leak prompts hazmat situation at industrial building near John R, State Fair in Detroit

Roads shut down in area

DETROIT – An ammonia leak Monday morning prompted a hazmat situation at an industrial building at John R Street and State Fair Avenue in Detroit. 

Roads in the area were being shut down as police and fire crews responded. There was a strong odor in the area. 

No evacuations were ordered. 

Two Detroit police officers were being treated for exposure to the gas. No other injuries have been reported. 

Ammonia is typically used in refrigeration.

The cause of this leak is under investigation. 

Stay with ClickOnDetroit for more information as it becomes available. 

An ammonia leak prompted a hazmat situation at an industrial building on Aug. 6, 2018 near John R Street and State Fair Avenue in Detroit. (WDIV)
An ammonia leak prompted a hazmat situation at an industrial building on Aug. 6, 2018 near John R Street and State Fair Avenue in Detroit. (WDIV)
An ammonia leak prompted a hazmat situation at an industrial building on Aug. 6, 2018 near John R Street and State Fair Avenue in Detroit. (WDIV)
An ammonia leak prompted a hazmat situation at an industrial building on Aug. 6, 2018 near John R Street and State Fair Avenue in Detroit. (WDIV)

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