Multiple hazmat teams respond to Franklin County chemical spill overnight

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – First responders across Franklin County responded to a hazmat situation late Sunday night.

According to the Chambersburg Fire Department, firefighters responded to the Rural King store on Wayne Ave. around 11:36 p.m. after employees reported feeling ill and smelling a gas-like odor.

The fire department says they found “extensive damage” to pallets containing hazardous materials including liquid chlorinator, gypsum, Greenskepper winter fertilizer, and muriatic acid.

Approximately 30 gallons of liquid chlorine and seven bags of fertilizer sustained damage, resulting in a moderate chemical spill.

The hazmat teams from Franklin County, Cumberland County, and Letterkenny all responded, as did regional fire and police departments.

All store employees were evaluated but did not require medical transportation.

The store resumed normal operations at 10 a.m. on Monday.

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