Sanger fire chief Greg Tarascou reported being called to an incident at Pitman Farms at around 4.15pm on Monday. Over 800 people had been evacuated after an Ammonia leak left one firefighter needing treatment for chemical burns.
Firefighters and Pitman Farms administrators entered the building and found a “significant” ammonia leak, Tarascou said. With the 800 evacuated, six people were taken to local hospitals with injuries that weren’t life threatening. The area was cleared by 6 p.m. and Pitman Farms was turned back over to administration around 7 p.m. The cause of the leak is under investigation.