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Puyallup farm evacuated, employee treated after hazardous leak reported on property

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A Puyallup farm was evacuated Friday morning after at least one person was affected by hazardous fumes, according to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue.

The incident started about 6 a.m. in the 6100 block of 52nd Street East.

A HAZMAT team responded and found an anhydrous ammonia leak.

The farm was evacuated, and one employee received treatment on scene before being released.

It was not immediately known what caused the ammonia leak.

Within an hour, the hazardous materials team was called back to the farm, “for a completely different system malfunction,” Central Pierce tweeted.

There were no evacuations for the second call, but officials closed 52nd Street East in both directions.

Stacia Glenn covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. She started with The News Tribune in 2010. Before that, she spent six years writing about crime in Southern California for another newspaper.
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