ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – Lancaster County’s hazmat team, Rheems fire department, and other fire departments are responding an ammonia leak at Agrifrost in Rheems.
Lancaster County emergency dispatchers said it happened around 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the building on West Harrisburg Avenue.
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Some people are being treated for exposure to the gas, but dispatchers couldn’t say how many.
People are being asked to shelter in place.
ABC27’s Andrew Forgotch was told a nursing home one of the locations being told to shelter in place.
Officials said the ammonia leaked from an old pipe in the building, which used to be a corn plant.
Two people were inside doing work on the building. They were taken for treatment but are okay.
A group of kids were playing on a nearby ball field and were told to leave the area.