Lexington Fire Department responds to Costco for refrigerant leak

Firefighters say the leak was quickly contained and no one was hurt

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – More than a half-dozen units from the Lexington Fire Department responded to Costco on Fitzgerald Court after hours Monday night for a refrigerant leak, according to firefighters.

The call came in around 9:15 p.m., according to the fire department.  The business closed to customers at 8:30 p.m.

Firefighters say a forklift hit a refrigerant line on a walk-in cooler, causing the leak.

Employees evacuated as a precaution.

Investigators say the leak was quickly contained and the area ventilated.

Firefighters say no one was hurt.

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