Hazmat team responds to Arlington ice rink

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A state hazardous materials team responded Friday eveningto an ammonia leak at an ice skating rink in Arlington, officials said.

The public is asked to avoid the area of the Ed Burns Arena and Ice Skating Rink, police said on Twitter.

Police and firefighters responded to the arena at 422 Summer St., and the situation was under control shortly before 7:30 p.m., according to the tweet.

Crews were working on shutting off a valve to stop the leak, Jennifer Mieth, a spokeswoman for the State fire marshal’s office said. They also plan on using a meter to ensure the area is no longer hazardous and will air out the rink.

The rink, which like other rinks in Massachusetts were temporarily closed last month due to the coronavirus crisis, has since reopened, according to the website of the town’s recreation department.

It’s unclear if the rink was open at the time of the incident.

Arlington police and fire officials could not immediately be reached for comment Friday night.

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