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Fan, not ammonia leak, triggers evacuation of Aldi warehouse in Springfield 

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 7:25 PM
Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 2:00 AM

Aldi warehouse evacuated after possible ammonia leak

System trouble with an evaporation fan -- and not an ammonia leak -- prompted the evacuation of the Aldi warehouse in Springfield on Tuesday.

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A member of the maintenance crew said a security guard with the company erred on the side of caution and called the fire department when the fan shut off. 

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A hazmat crew and at least one rescue unit were sent to the facility, located at 4400 S. Charleston Pike, just after 7 p.m. on report of the possible ammonia leak. 

"We didn't have an ammonia leak at all," the crew member said. "Everybody's back to work." 

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