The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to an alarm for ammonia at US Foods Wednesday morning.
According to a news release, the incident occurred at approximately 11:54 a.m. When firefighters arrived at the facility, located at 40 Fort Lewis Boulevard, employees confirmed that there was an ammonia leak inside of a mechanical room.
A Regional Hazardous Materials response was initiated, and personnel from the Salem Fire & EMS Department, Roanoke Fire & EMS Department and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management all responded to the incident. The leak was confined to the equipment room and the rest of the building was not evacuated during the incident, the report stated.