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.