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Shelter in Place lifted in town of Edison after hazardous leak

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Posted at 7:23 AM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 11:13:56-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A hazardous leak in Edison that left the town on lockdown for a number of hours overnight Saturday.

A resident in the Edison community told 23ABC News that he started to smell ammonia in the area around 8 p.m. Saturday.

Kern County Fire and Hazmat Crews responded to a facility along Edison Highway just east of Bakersfield and determined that a small ammonia leak was in fact coming from the facility.

According to Kern County Fire a reverse 9-1-1 call was sent out to the community informing them of the leak and to, "shelter in place."

KCFD said hazmat crews were able to stop the leak and the, "shelter in place" was lifted just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

No word yet on what kind of facility the leak was coming from or what could have caused it.