CO2 Leak Forces Evacuation Of Red Lobster In Canal Park

UPDATE: According to the Duluth Fire Department the Red Lobster in Canal Park has fully reopened following a carbon dioxide leak reported Tuesday afternoon.

Fire crews arrived at the restaurant around 12:00 p.m. and spoke with the manager who said she had shut off the carbon dioxide cylinder and evacuated the restaurant before crews got to the scene.

Crews evaluated the carbon dioxide levels and shut off the HVAC to the restaurant.

The DFD says CO2 levels were never immediately dangerous for human life.

According to reports, one staff member went to the doctor for headache-like symptoms as a precaution. There current condition is unknown at this time.

There were no other reported injuries or carbon dioxide symptoms.

Red Lobster reopened for business around 4:30 p.m. after clearing the scene with repair technicians who advised the restaurant was safe for normal operations.


DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Fire Department is responding to Red Lobster in Canal Park for a reported CO2 leak.

Crews responded to the building around 12:19 p.m.

In a Twitter post, the fire department said the restaurant has been evacuated while crews evaluate the CO2 levels in the building.

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