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HAZMAT crew responds to scene of chemical release in Akron

Businesses in the immediate area were evacuated.
Credit: Virginia Palmer, 3News

AKRON, Ohio — Akron fire officials and HAZMAT crews were called to the scene of a chemical release at a business in the 1200 block of Home Avenue early Thursday morning.

The situation started around 6:47 a.m. when fire officials first responded to the scene.

“The primary business was evacuated as well as immediate surrounding businesses,” Akron Fire Public Information Officer Lt. Timothy Morrison said in a press release.

Traffic was diverted from Home Avenue as a result.

We’re told the HAZMAT team was “mitigating the situation.”

There were no reports of any injuries.

Authorities did not provide any additional details at this time, but we will update this story if any new information is released.


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on Sept. 15, 2022.

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