Updated: Falmouth Ice Arena evacuated after reported ammonia leak

Falmouth Fire-Rescue/CWN

FALMOUTH – The Falmouth Ice Arena on Technology Park Drive was evacuated after reports of an ammonia leak late Friday morning. Firefighters responded to discover the emergency shutoff for the ammonia system had malfunctioned. A Tier 2 response was requested to bring hazardous materials technicians to the scene. No injuries were reported.

From Falmouth Fire-Rescue: At approximately 11:24am the Falmouth Fire Rescue Department responded to 9 Technology Park Drive the Falmouth Ice Arena, for a report of an ammonia leak. Units arrived to find a strong odor of ammonia at the rear of the building. All occupants were safely evacuated and the building was secured. A Tier 2 State Hazmat response was requested, bringing members of the (District 1) MA State Hazmat Team to the scene. The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services State Hazmat Team, in conjunction with refrigeration personnel for the building, determined that a ruptured coolant line caused the system to over-pressurize, contributing to the ammonia leak. The system was secured and the building was ventilated. There were no reported injuries or illnesses as a result of this incident.

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