Little Caesars Arena evacuated due to ammonia leak; 2 injured

Little Caesars Arena was evacuated Thursday afternoon due to an ammonia leak in the arena's basement, according to the city's fire department. Fire crews

were dispatched to the arena on Woodward Avenue around 3:15 p.m. in response to a call regarding a suspected leak, Detroit Fire Department spokesman Chief James Harris said. The

fire department's hazmat team was still at the scene monitoring the arena as of Thursday at 4:30 p.m., an hour after the leak was sealed. More:Michigan is

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More:Appeals panel upholds dismissal of water crisis cases against former Flint officials Two arena employees, both males and in their 20s, suffered minor

chemical burns as a result of the leak and were transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital by medics. The injuries are non-life-threatening, Harris said.

Fortunately, there was no event happening at the arena and the evacuation was efficient, Harris said. He said events will be conducted as scheduled, including a concert

Thursday night. mmarini@freepress.com This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Little Caesars Arena evacuated due to ammonia

leak; 2 injured