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Toxic Chemical Mix Sparks Late-Night Building Evacuation in Newark

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Newark Firefighters evacuated a multi-family building after a toxic mix of cleaning fluids caused a brief hazmat situation in the city's East Ward on Wednesday night. 

Emergency responders were dispatched to 382 Market Street to investigate reports of a suspicious odor with possible ill occupants inside the building. 

Upon arrival, crews immediately identified that a resident accidentally mixed bleach with sulfuric acid, causing the dangerous odor. 

EMS evaluated one person at the scene.