APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Appleton YMCA had to be evacuated early Sunday afternoon due to hazardous gas coming from the pool storage area.
In a release, the Appleton Fire Department states it responded to a medical call at 218 East Lawrence Street on Sunday around 11:47 a.m.
Officials say that when they arrived, multiple people reported that they had difficulty breathing and had a strong smell of chlorine.
The hazardous materials team was called in and evacuated the building. An investigation discovered that different pool chemicals were reportedly mixed leading to a reaction that released chlorine gas.
The Appleton Fire Department says they were able to remove and properly dispose of the hazardous materials. All crews cleared the scene by 4:30 p.m.