Ammonia release at Berkeley's Bayer lab triggers haz-mat response

- Firefighters are responding to a hazardous materials incident at a lab in Berkeley this evening, a fire chief said.

Ammonia was released inside a Bayer facility, located at Parker and Seventh streets, according to a statement issued by Deputy Fire Chief

Donna McCracken around 4:45 p.m.

McCracken said there hasn't been any release to the outside atmosphere reported, and there are no reported injuries or exposures.

There are also currently no evacuation or shelter-in-place orders, according to McCracken.

The fire department's hazardous materials team and Bayer's emergency response team are working together to resolve the situation.

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