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YMCA Evacuated For Chlorine Leak

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The YMCA of Parkwood on Haslett Road in East Lansing was evacuated shortly before 10a.m. Friday because of a chlorine leak.

 Several people have been taken to hospitals, but there is no word on their conditions. Hazmat crews are on the scene and are preparing to go in and find the source of the problem.

Fire officials says more than 20 gallons of liquid chlorine had spilled on the floor in a mechanical room near the swimming pool.

 

Everyone inside was forced to evacuate. At least three people were taken to the hospital and paramedics checked out at least six others on the scene. All were being treated for respiratory issues.

It took crews about an hour and half before they were able to control the leak and start bringing in fans, and opening all the door and windows to air the place out.

They have not said they've re-opened for business.

 

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