Ammonia Leak Evacuates City Ice Arena

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An ammonia leak at a city parks and recreation facility in Burlington, Vt., caused the building to be evacuated overnight Saturday. 

The Burlington fire department responded to Leddy Arena just after midnight Saturday, WCAX-TV reported. Crews arrived to find that a strong smell of ammonia was present.

The building was then cleared. 

The state hazardous materials team responded to the arena at about 2 a.m. They entered the arena and were able to find the source of the leak and isolate it by closing a valve in the pump room, WCAX-TV reported.

Officials said that by 6:30 a.m., the ammonia levels in the building were back to zero.

City of Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront department officials said they expect to return to regularly scheduled activities in the arena Monday.

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