BREAKING: Chemical Leak Secured, Shelter in place lifted

UPDATE

The shelter in place precaution has been lifted.  Here’s the latest e-mail from Escambia County officials:

Escambia County Emergency Crews have found the source of the anhydrous ammonia leak and it has been secured. The precautionary shelter in place notice is now lifted. Residents in the area may resume normal household activities and no additional safety measures are needed. Crews are in the process of turning the facility back over to the company and their contractors for repairs.

 

ORIGINAL STORY

PENSACOLA, FL (WKRG)- A possible HAZMAT leak, believed to be an anhydrous ammonia leak  is being investigated in the area of Green Street and Blount Street in Pensacola.

The ammonia leak is being reported at MDV Nash Finch Company.

The Escambia County Emergency Management center need residents within a 2,500-foot radius of 4150 West to shelter in place, stay indoors, and do not open windows or doors, Turn off their air conditioners and fans that man circulate outside air into the home, Bring in all pets, and monitor News 5 until the all clear is given

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Department are assisting the Escambia Fire Rescue Department on the scene.

This is a developing story, more information to come.

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