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.