Hazmat team responds to strong gas odor outside Strip District cold storage facility

PITTSBURGH — A strong gas odor was reported outside Consumer Fresh Produce Inc. at 1 21st Street in the Strip District.

A City of Pittsburgh Hazardous Materials Team responded to the large cold-storage facility and determined ammonia was leaking on the roof, causing the smell. The leak did not present a hazard, according to investigators.

Crews said the odor will linger until the leak is fixed, especially at night when cooler air sinks to the ground. Building managers were there Friday arranging for a contractor to fix the leak.