Thunderstorms and strong winds Saturday evening tied up emergency personnel responding to multiple reports of buildings struck by lightning across the area.
Officials evacuated a Sheetz distribution facility at 242 Sheetz Way, Claysburg, after reports of an ammonia leak.
The building was evacuated and no individuals were found to be ill or in need of transport to medical facilities, emergency responders said.
Emergency crews and hazmat teams remained on site Saturday evening, Sheetz spokeswoman Monica Jones said.
Ray Ryan, executive vice president of distribution, and engineer Tony Saffano were also at the scene, Jones said.
No additional information regarding the cause of the ammonia leak was available Saturday night.
Additional lightning strikes were reported in various places across the region, Cambria County Department of Emergency Services officials said.
Cresson Volunteer Fire Company responded to a natural gas tank fire at a Texas Eastern Pipeline facility in Lilly Saturday afternoon.
The fire was quickly extinguished and no individuals were harmed, fire officials said.
A home in Adams Township was also struck by lightning during the storm. Smoke was visible at the structure, but the home sustained only minor damage, officials said.
A departing ambulance reported that lightning struck the roof of Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, but no damage was reported, hospital spokesman Ray Benton said.
Hospital lights flickered briefly, but the building did not lose power and operations were not disrupted, Benton said.
Fire crews and maintenance staff examined the building's roof but did not find any fire or damage, he said.
Emergency personnel said downed tree limbs were reported on multiple roads across the area Saturday evening.
About an inch of rain was measured in Blair County Saturday evening, but parts of the region experienced anywhere from 2 to 4 inches, AccuWeather meteorologist Mike Pigott said.
Additional thunderstorms are expected to return this afternoon and continue into the evening, Pigott said.
A stalled frontal boundary colliding with warm, humid air from the south will bring the potential for more thunderstorms during Memorial Day festivities Monday afternoon, Pigott added.
Mirror Staff Writer Zach Geiger is at 946-7535.