Toronto Fire clears ammonia leak in Cadbury Parkdale plant
Toronto Fire crews responded to a level-three hazardous materials call at the Cadbury Adams Canada plant at 277 Gladstone Ave., just north of Dundas Street West, Monday morning.
“The problem is in the basement of the factory,” said Toronto Fire Capt. Stephan Powell, referring to an ammonia leak at the Parkdale plant, which Toronto Fire Services responded to around 10:20 a.m.
“The pumper truck is investigating.”
Because of the potential exposure to ammonia, which Powell explained could burn any exposed, wet skin, firefighters attended the scene wearing proper facial and full-body protection.
As of 10:40 a.m., hazardous response crews had cleared the scene determining the level of ammonia was at an acceptable range.
“As long as it doesn’t escalate, we’re good,” he said, adding there were no ambulances dispatched to the scene and “as far as we know no injuries or evacuations.”