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Officials: HAZMAT leak reported at facility near Charleston and Commerce

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HAZMAT crews respond to a chemical leak at food processing plant at 123 Colorado Avenue on Dec. 13, 2017. (Photo: Las Vegas Fire & Rescue) HAZMAT crews respond to a chemical leak at food processing plant at 123 Colorado Avenue on Dec. 13, 2017. (Photo: Las Vegas Fire & Rescue)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

HAZMAT officials responded to a chemical leak at a food processing plant near Charleston Boulevard and Commerce Street Wednesday.

Las Vegas Fire Department officials were on scene around 6 p.m. for what appeared to be an ammonia leak at the Desert Gold Food Company facility located at 123 West Colorado Avenue, authorities said.

HAZMAT crews were able to confine the leak to the interior of the business as it originated from a chiller at the plant.

Officials reported that maintenance personnel were working on the chiller at the time of the leak. 

Main and Commerce Streets were closed from Imperial Avenue to West Charleston Boulevard during the incident.

Technicians from the company who made the chiller flew in from California to oversee the repairs.

The Southern Nevada Health District was notified of the incident because this situation involved a food distribution company.   

No injuries were reported in the incident and officials did not release any further immediate information.

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