BellMTS Iceplex was evacuated around 11:30 am on Friday, June 10, 2022, after workers in a non-public area had issues with a line containing ammonia.
Officials with the facility told News 4 that at the time of the evacuation upwards of 1,000 youth and adults were in the building as part of a large hockey tournament. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters called in the Hazardous Materials Unit along with multiple other trucks and crews to locate the problem and monitor the air quality.
According to the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service the air in the building contained high levels of ammonia of up to 200 parts per million (PPM).
Shortly after 2:00 pm the hazmat crews were seen leaving the building and entering a decontamination trailer that had been brought to the scene. Shortly afterwards firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were seen entering the building as ventilation efforts began.
Emergency crews remained on scene until just after 3:30 pm.
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