(Manhattan, Kan., October 31, 2018) — At 2:56 p.m., the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 1220 North 17th Street, Burt Hall on the Kansas State University Campus for a reported chemical spill. Upon arrival, crews found a small chemical container had overpressurized on the second floor. Two persons possibly exposed to the chemical were evaluated by Riley County EMS and released. The hazardous materials alarm brought a total of nine firefighters on four fire apparatus to the scene.
Burt Hall was evacuated as a precaution while crews identified and neutralized the chemical. Crews determined the building was safe and were preparing to clear the scene at 5:00 p.m. The MFD Hazardous Materials Team was assisted by Kansas State University Environmental Health and Safety.
Please contact Deputy Chief Ryan Almes, Manhattan Fire Department, at 785-587-4504 with any questions.
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