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HazMat Crews Respond To Chemical Leak At Office Building

By: CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) HazMat and EMS crews were called to a building in west Houston for a chemical leak. The call for help came in Thursday, just before 2:00 p.m.

Officials quickly responded to a commercial building located on Rogerdale at Westpark on Houston’s west side. Upon a thorough investigation, authorities found that a piece of machinery was leaking ammonia. As a result, the building was evacuated.

Several emergency response sectors arrived at the building, including HFD Hazardous Materials, Rescue and several medical units. A decontamination site was also set up and the assistance of the American Red Cross also came in.

At the time of this report, there were no injuries reported.

Stay with CBS Radio Houston for further updates on this story.

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