Hazmat Crews Respond to Ammonia Leak in Frankford

Philadelphia firefighters responded to a possible ammonia leak at a Philadelphia manufacturer early Wednesday.

Crews rushed to Amuneal Manufacturing Corporation at Duffield and Foulkrod streets in the city’s Frankford section around 5 a.m.

Firefighters on the scene said that it appeared there was an ammonia leak at the company that makes metal components for a variety of businesses. Firefighters said it was the first time they ever responded to the business.

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Firefighters believed they shut off the leak but they called in hazmat crews to give the all clear.

No injuries were reported and no one was evacuated from nearby homes, said firefighters.

Crews blocked off nearby streets — over a six-block radius — as they worked to clear the scene. After about two hours, crews cleared the scene.

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