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Hazmat spill shuts down Bartlett industrial park

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Updated: December 1, 2012 4:46PM



BARTLETT — Access to part of an industrial park in the southwest corner of Bartlett remained shut off Tuesday afternoon as technicians from several area fire departments worked to control a hazardous-materials spill.

A Bartlett Fire Protection District spokesman said the spill, believed to be some kind of acid, occurred at about 11:50 a.m. in a factory at 1540 Hecht Drive. Hecht Drive is north of Stearns Road, west of Munger Road and south of West Bartlett Road.

The threat of dangerous fumes caused firefighters to clear the area and bring in trained hazardous-materials teams with acid-proof suits from other fire departments to contain the danger.

As of about 4 p.m., the spokesman said, firefighters were still on the scene, waiting for a private hazmat firm to take over the process of cleaning up the mess. The spokesman was unsure whether anyone had been injured.

Further details were unavailable.



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