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.
More from MyHighPlains.com:
- Wintry Mix on the way
- West Texas A&M Football gets their revenge against Angelo State
- Here’s Trump’s latest path to an election night win
- Do campaign signs still matter in 2020?
- After 7 days above 15% COVID-19 hospital capacity, restaurants and businesses to scale back