AFD called to Amarillo Zoo following employees experiencing breathing restrictions

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) —  The Amarillo Fire Department said they were called to the Amarillo Zoo to inspect after employees reported respiratory restrictions.

AFD said they responded to the call at 1:00 p.m. and were on the scene by 1:01 p.m.

According to Fire Department Captain, Cody Snyder, Amarillo Zoo employees entered the big cat enclosure to do some cleaning, and four employees reported respiratory restrictions. The on-scene crew notified the HazMat team immediately after their arrival at 1:01 pm.

The HazMat team searched the area and only found a small amount of ammonia in the area. Ammonia is present in the urine of animals. No other hazards were found and no further actions were needed.

No patients were transported to the hospital.


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