HazMat crews respond to ammonia leak in Forest Grove

Road closure on 24th Avenue in Forest Grove
Road closure on 24th Avenue in Forest Grove(KPTV)
Published: Jul. 25, 2022 at 7:27 AM PDT
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FOREST GROVE, Ore. (KPTV) - Crews responded to a hazardous materials incident in Forest Grove on Sunday evening.

At about 10:16 p.m., Forest Grove Fire & Rescue said crews were investigating an ammonia leak at Lineage Logistics, located at 4124 24th Avenue. Crews found the leak in one of the large cold storage rooms and worked through the evening to stop the leak, as well as safely ventilate the product that leaked.

Crews closed 24th Avenue between Yew Street and Quince Street during the response. Residents and businesses in the area were asked to remain indoors.

Forest Grove Fire briefly reopened 24th Avenue at 5 a.m. on Monday, but closed the street again just before 7 a.m. due to the strong ammonia odor.

Forest Grove Fire said there was no health hazard at this time. If you do have severe breathing difficulty you are asked to call 911.

No injuries have been reported. The cause of the leak is not known at this time.

Forest Grove Fire was helped on scene by Cornelius Fire Department, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District, Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, Metro West Ambulance, Forest Grove Police, Washington County Sheriffs Office, Forest Grove Public Works and Forest Grove Light & Power.