A Sacramento Fire Department hazardous materials team discovered a refrigerant leak Monday at a building housing a bakery in the 8800 block of Fruitridge Road, forcing a traffic closure in the area.
Roberto Padilla, fire department spokesman, said someone at a neighboring business reported a peculiar odor in the area about 3 p.m. An engine company that responded also detected the odor and summoned the hazardous materials team.
Padilla said it was determined that the odor was caused by leaking refrigerant. A refrigerant technician familiar with the equipment assisted the hazardous materials team in shutting off the leaks, and the property was turned back to the business owner about 5 p.m.
Padilla said nearby buildings were either closed or vacant and no evacuations were required. No injuries were reported and no residences were affected.
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Padilla said 88th Street was closed to traffic at Fruitridge Road during the incident.