PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Hazmat team was called to Chipotle in Pittsfield after a carbon dioxide (CO2) leak was found Tuesday afternoon.
According to a news release from Pittsfield Fire Deputy Chief Neil Myers, at around 2:14 p.m. crews were called to Chipotle on 555 Hubbard Ave. for a possible refrigerant leak. When the fire department arrived, a liquid CO2 tank was found inside the restaurant with frozen lines, and it was off-gassing due to over-pressurization.
The building was evacuated and the state hazardous materials team (Hazmat) in Pittsfield and the company responsible for the CO2 system were requested. The CO2 company discovered a small leak in a pressure relief hose and made the repair. The company had filled the systems a few hours before the leak was discovered.
No injuries were reported and the business was able to resume operations.
Chipotle opened in Pittsfield on August 4th and includes a drive-thru that allows customers to pick up digital orders without leaving their cars.
Chipolte has the following locations in western Massachusetts:
- 555 Hubbard Ave Pittsfield
- 334 Russell St Hadley
- 235 Whiting Farms Rd Holyoke
- 530 Memorial Dr Chicopee
- 219 Memorial Ave West Springfield
- 42 Center Sq East Longmeadow
- OPENING October 19th – 465 E Main St Westfield