Reports of ammonia leak at Buckeye, Arizona fertilizer plant cause hazmat response
A hazmat team was called in at around 5:45am local time after employees of Fertizona smelled a strong odor of ammonia, KTVK-TV reports, citing the Phoenix Fire Department.
Officials have so far spotted no obvious leaks, Captain Reda Bigler of the Phoenix Fire Department said, as reported by KTVK. Officials have set up a ‘hazard zone’ while checking the situation.
A nearby road has been closed due to the incident, KNXV-TV reports.
Fertizona is the largest agricultural fertilizer and crop protection retailer, the company says on its website.