The City of Pittsburgh Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Team responded to a report of a strong gas odor outside Consumer Fresh Produce Inc. at 1 21st Street in the Strip District.
After inspecting the building, which is a large cold storage facility, HazMat determined it sustained an ammonia leak on the roof, resulting in a strong odor in the area.
The leak does not present a hazard.
However, the odor will linger -- especially at night when cooler air sinks to the ground -- until the leak is fixed. Building management is on scene and arranging for a contractor to fix the leak.
Pittsburgh HazMat, established in 1986, is a joint effort between the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and the Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.