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Northeast Denver Chemical Spill Is Contained, Harmful Vapors Reduced

DENVER (CBS4) - A large chemical spill is contained Friday morning after Denver hazmat crews worked aggressively to clean it up Thursday night. Approximately 250 gallons of hydrochloric acid was accidentally spilled in a primarily commercial area at 4940 Jackson Street and neighboring buildings in a 2-block area were evacuated for a short time.

Hazmat spill
(credit: Denver Fire)

The spill happened at a chemical company's work site when a 250 gallon vat of acid was punctured by a forklift.

chemical spill
(credit: Denver Fire)

No injuries were reported, according to the Denver Fire Department.

An outside company was called in to help soak up the spill and reduce the harmful vapors.

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