LANCASTER, PA. – The Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency confirmed on social media this week that the fire department responded to a second ammonia leak call around the Kunzler & Co. Inc. meat processing plant in Lancaster, Pa.

Emergency crews arrived at the plant at 7:40 p.m. on March 14 after a reported ammonia odor. 

“At this time, there is no need to shelter or evacuate,” Lancaster County Emergency Management said. “If further direction is required, officials will issue a public warning message.”

On March 12, HazMat 2 Environmental Fire Rescue Company detailed information on another ammonia leak at Kunzler that led to a shelter-in-place order until 2:30 p.m.

Benjamin Herskowitz, chief of HazMat 2 Environmental Fire Rescue, said that there might be an ammonia smell, but the public was not in danger due to the leak. 

HazMat 2 provided a map of the affected area on social media on March 12, detailing the half-mile around Kunzler. 

Kunzler & Co was founded in 1901 and processes bacon, deli meats, franks, ham and other specialty items.