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Ammonia leak injures 4 in South Gate area

Firefighters, hazardous materials specialists and ambulances surround the site of an ammonia leak in the South Gate area on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

September 3, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Four people were injured as a result of an ammonia leak in the South Gate area on Tuesday morning.

Firefighters, hazardous materials specialists and three ambulances were sent to the complex housing Saputo Cheese USA on the 5700 block of East Imperial Highway at about 5 a.m.

The ammonia leak was contained to inside the building.

At least one person was taken to an area hospital.

The cause of the leak is under investigation.